In A Dark Place (2006)

Posted 02/11/2016 by Edward Davies in Based on novel

Starring : Leelee Sobieski, Tara Fitzgerald, Christian Olson, Gabrielle Adam, Graham Pountney
Director : Donato Rotunno
Running Time : 95 mins

After losing her job as an art teacher, Anna Veigh (Sobieski) is hired as a nanny to take care of two young children, the niece and nephew of a wealthy businessman. When she arrives at their estate, everything seems normal until she starts to realise that the children may have been molested by her predecessor, and that there may be evil spirits haunting them.

This is such an odd movie, I couldn’t tell if Sobieski was nuts or if there were genuine ghosts. Loosely based on Henry James classic short story, The Turn Of The Screw, this tries to trick us in a sense by not giving enough information for us to guess if the ghosts are real or if all the problems in the movie stem from the insanity of both Sobieski and the two children. Because this is so ambiguous, it’s hard to judge if it’s any good, and by over sexualising the lead it feels like the writers have failed to cleverly adapt the story to the screen by focusing too much on the sexual nature of the piece.

Verdict : 6/10

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