Dark Circles

altRelease Date: May 21, 2013 (DVD)
Distributor: After Dark Originals
Director: Paul Soter
Writer: Paul Soter
Starring: Pell James, Jonathan Schaech, Jennifer Foreman, Andrea Frankle
MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated

 

 

 

 

 

When new parents Alex and Penny retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist.  Persistent sightings of a strange woman has each of them wondering if they are suffering from hallucinations, or if their new home holds a dark, supernatural presence.  As their fragile grasp on reality spirals into delirium, Alex and Penny find themselves nearly helpless to deal with the horrific truth of what is really going in this house.

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Review: Dark Circles
I have always thought that having a child was the most terrifying thing a person can experience. Think about it: you’re bringing a new life into the world, you’re forced to completely change the way you live and behave, and it’s up to you to keep that baby alive. What could be scarier than having another life rely on you to survive? Well, the new After Dark Original movie Dark Circles shows the struggles of being a new parent intensified by unexplained activity, making the whole “having a baby” thing seem like the least of a parent’s worries. Dark Circles is directed by Paul Soter of Broken Lizard fame, and it follows new parents Penny (Pell James) and Alex (Jonathon Schaech) as they adjust to their new situation, as well as their new home in the countryside. While Penny worries that her lack of experience and poor relationship with her mother will affect how she parents her son, her musician boyfriend Alex questions having to give up his life in the city where he performed with a local band.
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Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Clip from Dark Circles
Paul Soter (Broken Lizard) slipped into the director’s chair for Dark Circles, a supernatural thriller that’s part of the After Dark Originals line-up and hitting DVD this week. After the jump, check out a behind-the-scenes clip. When new parents Alex and Penny retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist.  Persistent sightings of a strange woman has each of them wondering if they are suffering from hallucinations, or if their new home holds a dark, supernatural presence.  As their fragile grasp on reality spirals into delirium, Alex and Penny find themselves nearly helpless to deal with the horrific truth of what is really going in this house.
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After Dark’s Dark Circles Debuting This May
Paul Soter’s Dark Circles is making its debut this year.  As part of the After Dark Originals line-up, we were curious to know its fate.  Today, however, Lionsgate Home Entertainment revealed the film will hit DVD and VOD on May 21st. The thriller stars Pell James and Johnathan Schaech playing new parents Penny and Alex who retreat from the city and move into a place outside town. The stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist. Persistent sightings of a strange woman has each of them wondering if they are suffering from hallucinations, or if their new home holds a dark, supernatural presence. 
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The Trailer for After Dark Originals’ Dark Circles
After Dark Films returns to the screen sometime in 2013 with an all-new slate of After Dark Originals.  One film that is completed is Dark Circles and a trailer made its debut today. When new parents Alex and Penny retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist.  Persistent sightings of a strange woman has each of them wondering if they are suffering from hallucinations, or if their new home holds a dark, supernatural presence.  As their fragile grasp on reality spirals into delirium, Alex and Penny find themselves nearly helpless to deal with the horrific truth of what is really going in this house. Paul Soter writes and directs; Pell James, Jonathan Schaech, Jennifer Foreman and Andrea Frankle star.  We’ll keep you posted on on a release date.
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Here Are Some Photos from After Dark’s Dark Circles
Yesterday, After Dark Films officially announced the launch of After Dark Originals 2 and the first title to fall under that banner, Dark Circles. When new parents Alex and Penny retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist.  Persistent sightings of a strange woman has each of them wondering if they are suffering from hallucinations, or if their new home holds a dark, supernatural presence.  As their fragile grasp on reality spirals into delirium, Alex and Penny find themselves nearly helpless to deal with the horrific truth of what is really going in this house. Jonathan Schaech and Pell James star; Paul Soter directed from a script he penned.  The After Dark Originals site posted the first images from the film.
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After Dark Originals 2 Kicks Off With Dark Circles, Poster Revealed
After Dark Films has officially announced the production start of Dark Circles.  The company is kicking off “After Dark Originals 2″ with the film.  As in the past, eight pictures will fall under this horror banner for release sometime this year. Paul Soter (of Broken Lizard) penned and will direct Dark Circles; Pell James and Jonathon Schaech are attached to star.  “Hopefully this will serve as some kind of cinematic equivalent of birth control,” Soter said in a press release. Head inside for a full synopsis and a look at the poster…
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