And Soon the Darkness

December 17th 2010
  • Horror/Thriller,
  • R,
  • 91 min,
  • Other
  • Cast: Amber Heard, Karl Urban, Odette Yustman, Gia Mantegna, Adriana Barraza, Michel Noher, César Vianco, Maria Salome Cari, Matias Paz Conde, Andrea Verdun, Luis Sabatini, Nicolas Dolensky, Hugo Miranda, Walter Pena, Javier Luna, Esteban Pastrana, Daniel Figuereido, Jorge Booth
  • Producers: Chris Clark, Lizzie Friedman, Karen Lauder, Deborah Marcus
  • Co Producer: Amber Heard
  • Executive Producer: Flora Fernandez-Marengo
  • Castings: Joanna Colbert, Richard Mento
  • Costume Design: Marisa Urruti
  • D.O.P.: Gabriel Beristain
  • Editor: Todd E. Miller
  • Makeup: Carolina Oclander
  • Music: tomandandy


A remake of the 1970 British cult thriller. Stephanie (Amber Heard) and Ellie’s (Odette Yustman) vacation to an exotic village in Argentina is a perfect ‘girl’s getaway’ to bask in the sun, shop and flirt with the handsome locals. After a long night of bar-hopping, the girls get into an argument, and Stephanie heads out alone in the morning to cool off. But when she returns, Ellie has disappeared. Finding signs of a struggle, Stephanie fears the worst, and turns to the police for help. But the local authorities have their hands full already - with a string of unsolved kidnappings targeting young female tourists. Skeptical of the sheriff’s competency, she enlists help from Michael (Karl Urban), an American ex-pat staying at their hotel. Together they go on a frantic search for Ellie, but Stephanie soon realizes that trusting his seemingly good intentions may drag her farther from the truth. With danger mounting, and time running out, Stephanie must find her friend before darkness falls.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Argentina
  • MPAA Warning: Some violence and brief torture
  • Production Companies: Abandon Pictures, Anchor Bay Entertainment, RedRum Films, Sandbar Pictures, Studio Canal, Utópica Cine
  • Production Schedule: March 2009 - May 2009

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2010 Guide Analysis: "The original French-set 'Darkness' was an enjoyable if very dated little British 70's cult thriller that played up western xenophobia of foreign countries. Of course films like "Hostel" and "Turistas" have since taken that particular scare-mongering to gory new heights, so a remake like this seems a trifle pointless beyond the picturesque South American locales. One of the bigger titles on offer at the American Film Market in November thanks to the participation of actors like Amber Heard and Karl Urban, Optimum Releasing snapped it up in the UK but the film still has yet to score a North American distribution deal."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 11 February 2011: UK