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“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.

For more, see our review from Tribeca and interview with writer/director Marina de Van from earlier this year.

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