Fresh off of its sold out screening at Fantasia International Film Festival (our review), this festival favorite is getting a release much sooner than expected.  In just a couple of months, audiences can discover what has critics raving. A bold debut by director Kevin Phillips, this ’90s set psychological thriller invokes shades of Donnie Darko and serves as a terrifying reminder of just how volatile and scary adolescence can be. Check out the trailer below.

Penned by writing duo Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski (StephanieSiREN), Super Dark Times stars Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan, Elizabeth Cappuccino, Max Talisman, Sawyer Barth,and Amy Hargreaves.

Super Dark Times will be released in theaters in New York, Los Angeles, and select markets on September 29, and on digital and VOD on October 3, 2017.

A harrowing but meticulously observed look at teenage lives in the era prior to the Columbine High School massacre, SUPER DARK TIMES marks the feature debut of gifted director Kevin Phillips, whose critically acclaimed 2015 short film “Too Cool For School” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Zach (Owen Phillips) and Josh (Charlie Tahan) are best friends growing up in a leafy Upstate New York suburb in the 1990s, where teenage life revolves around hanging out, looking for kicks, navigating first love and vying for popularity. When a traumatic incident drives a wedge between the previously inseparable pair, their youthful innocence abruptly vanishes. Each young man processes the tragedy in his own way, until circumstances grow increasingly complex and spiral into violence. Phillips dives headlong into the confusion of teenage life, creating evocative atmosphere out of the murky boundaries between adolescence and adulthood, courage and fear, and good and evil.