Release Date: OUT NOW! 15 | 81 minutes Director: Paul Solet
social media and sentenced to house arrest after hacking into a classmate’s online accounts, Daniel ( Keir Gilchrist) is expecting his summer to be pretty dull. But when the target of his curiosity calls him for an illicit Skype chat, things take a turn for the scary…
At heart, this is a by- thenumbers ghost story. But its feverish atmosphere amps up the ghost’s menace; the constantly buzzing flies and whirring fans start to feel oppressive, until we, as viewers, want to get out of the house as much as Daniel does.
Even the relationships between the film’s handful of characters are suffocating. It might seem a bit daft that arcane rituals are so easily downloadable, but when it comes to teenage obsession, Dark Summer isn’t playing around. Sarah Dobbs