Dark Places (2006) – By Brian Morton

Some horror movies are a little more real than others, I mean, let’s face it, what are the odds of running into some guy with razor blades on his fingers in your dreams and him turning out to be real? Pretty slim. But, there are horrors out there that are frightfully real and strangely close to us all the time. That’s the starting place for the new Brain Damage Films movie, Dark Places.

Dark Places is the story of a young girl who’s gone down the wrong path. While on the way with a friend to Hollywood to become porn stars, she’s fallen into a life of drugs and prostitution. One night, while turning a trick, she’s attacked and kills the john who tried to kill her. This leads to a journey into darkness that takes her through hell. She finds herself in a house that holds perverts, drug addicts and murderers, all the while feeling her grip on sanity slipping as she has flashbacks to the murder she committed. Dark Places is just that, a movie that ventures into the dark place inside this young girl, while giving us the feeling that there’s a dark place inside all of us, it’s just a matter of where it is and when it might rear it’s ugly head!

Dark Places is by far, one of the best suspense movies that I’ve seen in years, it slowly drew me in and then held me on the edge of my seat trying to figure out just what the hell was going on, and I didn’t know until our heroine finds out…and then it’s too late! If you’d like to get a copy of this great movie for yourself, you might go by Brain Damage Films and get one for yourself, but be advised, you might find yourself looking into that dark place, and you might not like what you see. So, until next time, when I’ll take a look into my dark place…even if it means I might hurt my back, remember that the best movies are bad movies.