Dark Touch
Dark Touch (2013)

At night, an isolated house deep in the countryside takes on a monstrous life of its own. Objects and furniture run riot against the inhabitants, leaving 11-year-old Neve the only survivor of a bloody massacre that destroys the bodies of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: September 27, 2013
DVD Release Date: January 27, 2014
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Wielding his camera with jumpy precision, Mr. Conroy infuses even chaotic motion with stabilizing elegance.

Scott Weinberg

A frank and powerful horror film about the disastrous and irrevocable effects of child abuse.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Elegantly atmospheric indie horror drama plumbs typically unseen depths of children's coping mechanisms in the face of terrible real-life experience.

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

For all its soaring cutlery, Dark Touch, like much of the best horror, works the fears that connect to real life.

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Beth Accomando

Dark Touch employs the sensational trappings of a horror film to explore the real world horrors of child abuse.

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Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works

Like Carrie without the religion, or Village of the Damned without the aliens, Dark Touch is uncompromising, utterly chilling, and actually about something - the misuse of power, whether a parent's or a child's. It is also unmissable.

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Adi Robertson
The Verge

It's hampered by its need for easy resolutions and horror set pieces, neither quite embracing nor escaping its genre roots.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Dark Touch is meant to touch a nerve, not merely spook. It's about deeper fears, and realer monsters.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

De Van appears to think that throwing every horror cliche in the book at something will make for atmosphere.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Jesse Ortega
This is a film that uses the horror genre to explore a very real-life problem, child abuse and the horrific effects that can have on the children that are… More
Panta Oz
Very classy and stylish horror thryller comes from Ireland and it is a co-production of more European countries on a subject of child abuse, thanks to the… More
Maymay Asahan
No, not my thing.