After its virtual world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Coming Home in the Dark will officially be released in select cinemas and VOD on October 1st. The film received positive reviews after its Sundance premiere (as of 01/09/21, the film sits at 90% on Rotten Tomatoes), and had a successful screening at Frightfest London.
Watch the film’s trailer in the player below:
Described as “a rivetingly nasty ride and an assured debut from a promising new director” by David Rooney at The Hollywood Reporter, Coming Home in the Dark follows a family on an idyllic outing at an isolated coastline descends into terror when high school teacher Alan ‘Hoaggie’ Hoaganraad, his wife Jill, and stepsons Maika and Jordan unexpectedly come across a pair of murderous drifters – the enigmatic psychopath Mandrake and his hulking man-child accomplice Tubs – who thrust them into a nightmare road trip. At first, the family’s terror seems to be born of a random encounter with two sociopaths, but as the night drags on, Hoaggie and Jill realise that this nightmare was set in motion twenty years earlier.
The film is directed by James Ashcroft and stars Daniel Gillies, Erik Thomson, Miriama McDowell, Matthias Luafutu, Billy Paratene, Frankie Paratene and Bailey Cowan.