When an estranged son returns to his home country to find his missing mother, he unravels a mystery involving ritual sacrifice and demon worship. The setup for Darkness Visible may sound generic and familiar, but the trailer is anything but. Bringing the title to life, our main character journeys beneath the city surface of Kolkata, India.
Neil Biswas shows amazing potential in his feature length directorial debut. He partners with experienced cinematographer Robby Baumgartner (Blair Witch, The Guest). Thus, rather than wallow in murky darkness, the team paints a gorgeous tapestry of Kolkata. Vibrant, Shyamalan-ian colors leap off the screen. Darkness Visible also features an experienced local cast, including Jaz Deol, Sayani Gupta, and Neil Bhoopalam, star of 24: India (yes, apparently there is an Indian version of 24).
Blue Fox Entertainment is no stranger to great releases. Just in the past year, they’ve brought us Eat Me, Primal Rage, and The Night Eats the World. We’ll get a review up shortly, but we’re hopeful that they have another winner on their hands.
Darkness Visible hits theaters and VOD February 8th.
London-raised Ronnie embarks on a journey to India after his mother goes missing and mysteriously ends up there in a Kolkata hospital. Before Ronnie can unravel the mystery of what brought his mother back to her homeland, she dies in what appears to be a ritual killing. As he uncovers a series of similar murders from the past, Ronnie’s own inner-darkness comes to light as all roads lead to the feared witch of Kolkata’s insane asylum.