Rural horror always hits a sweet spot for me. The best ones give me the comfort of my grandma’s house before hitting everything scary about the country after dark. The trailer for The Dark and the Wicked sets us down with a family who has gathered for a father’s last breaths. It gives us notes grief, isolation, and folklore without letting us in on what darkness has descended on the farm.
Without giving away the truth about what is going on, the trailer treats us to some frightening and beautiful images. It captures the expanse of its rustic setting and sets up a lot of questions that we’ll have to wait for the full film to answer. The Dark and the Wicked already has a good buzz coming out of Fantasia Fest 2020 and it will be available in theaters, on demand, and digital November 6, 2020