The Darkness Outside
"The Darkness Outside" premiered at the 2021 Northeast Film Festival and Horror Fest where it won Best Screenplay. Next it's showing at Basie Center Cinemas in Red Bank, NJ on January 23rd, 2022.
When 8 year old Briana mysteriously disappears from her room one night, the ensuing search leads her family and others involved down a dark, terrifying road.
This upcoming film stars Shady Dawn Pictures' regular Breanna Engle as Madeline and Jenna Elise as Sarah, the aunt and mother of the missing girl. Newcomer Haley Walter plays Laura Leeds, a troubled young woman who becomes involved after finding evidence of what might've happened to Briana. Rounding out the cast are Macy Rubin as Briana, Briana Aceti as Detective Lynn, Rob Nicholson as Arnold, and Genevieve Perrault as Bailee.
The story is based on numerous true accounts of mysterious vanishings, some featured in David Paulides Missing 411 compilations. It's also a feature-length version of 2016's "The Watchers: The Beginning of Sorrows" which is still available on some VOD platforms.
Original music for the film was provided by David J Ferguson, with some additional score from the original short film by Matthew Lo'Re included.