“DARK TOUCH” Trailer: The year’s unsettling, other telekinetic tale
It seems crude to put it in such general, comparative terms, but I do suspect that DARK TOUCH will be the better rendition of “Carrie” we see this year. It’s an unapologetic, dark Ireland-set film that re-envisions fundamentals of that teenaged, oncoming womanhood tale (telekinetic girl lashing out) and warps it to a more unsettling place. While hope is held for Kimberly Peirce’s handling of the Stephen King novel, will the re-adaptation have the interest in being so stark and prodding as DARK TOUCH?
In DARK TOUCH, 11 year-old Neve survives a massacre that claims her entire family. Taken in by friends, her trauma continues to manifest in violent events that make for a consistently haunting existence. I loved the film out of this past spring’s Tribeca Film Festival, and greatly recommend this September 27 when it hits select theaters, VOD and digital download from IFC.