‘A Dark Song’ (2016) – Be Careful What You Wish For

“Do you dare to open doorways you cannot shut?”

If you’re the kind of person who revels in the occult or dark mysteries of the unknown, A Dark Song is most definitely one to add to your viewing list! It’s also just happens to be one of my favorite films of 2017. If you’re looking for believable storylines and concepts in this genre, you won’t be disappointed. I, for one, was pleasantly surprised.

A Dark Song is about a distraught lady searching for a way to reconnect with her deceased child. In her desperation, she searches out an Occultist and together they delve into the black arts to conjure their Holy Guardian Angel. Things go spiraling downhill when they soon discover that the arts are not something to be toyed with, and their dabbling soon makes a turn for the worst with deadly consequences.


A Dark Song was written and directed by Liam Gavin (Mutant Chronicles 2009) and stars Steve Oram (Sightseers 2012), Catherine Walker (Leap Year 2010) and Susan Loughnane (Love/Hate 2010).

The directing in A Dark Song is superb and the acting is flawless, with the two main actors keeping you glued to your seat. The set dressing is stunning, with detailed scenes that add to the atmosphere of ritual and drama. If anything, the imagery is a magical act on its own! To top this off, the sound effects give that wonderfully disturbing touch – much needed for that eerie feel.

If you haven’t seen A Dark Song, be sure to check it out! It’s another one of those must haves in your collection for 2017.

About Samantha Françoise McCabe

Samantha Françoise McCabe is a Capetonian, South African born aspiring artist/photographer and editor who stems from a creative and artist background. She started as a Ballerina and dancer of other mediums, She worked in the film/media industry for a few years, starting as a movie extra and moving upward to producing an African Horror indie film with her husband, who is a British born director and author. She has a small art collection that is ever expanding and has a few years editing experience which involves conceptual art and conceptual writing for ongoing projects with her husband. Teamwork makes for an interesting concoction of creativity and the challenges are rewarding. Other than her art contribution to Brilliant Flash Fiction, she is a freelance literary editor and Intern at Dark Regions Press. Favourite books are written by Stephen King, Dean R. Koontz, Clive Barker and Steven Laws. The book that got her into the horror genre was The Devil’s End by D.A. Fowler. When it comes to cinema, Hammer Horror is on the top of the list.

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