Watch: A Dark Song 2016 123movies, Full Movie Online – Sophia Howard rents a house in the countryside of Wales and hires the occultist Joseph Solomon to contact her son that was kidnapped and murdered by teenagers practicing black magic. Along the days, Sophia follows the guidance of Solomon in rituals to purify her soul. However Sophia has a hidden agenda that jeopardizes their lives..
Plot: A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want.
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**The dark as it gets!**
It was too slow, one of those films that tests your patience. Not your regular horror flick, but the ingredient was little different than the usual for such theme. A limited cast film and most of the story takes place in an isolated mansion somewhere in Ireland. Where the two people assemble to do some kind of ritual to open the door for the dark force, as well as opposite to that with a reason. Very challenging attempt, had to go through many troubles in the process. But how it all turns out, whether they achieve what they were planning for is what takes us to the final stage where it comes to end with a tiny twist.
This is an independent Irish film. Feature film debut for the director. I don’t recognise any of two actors, but they were good. Under a small cost, the film had a better quality. Well created atmosphere, the suspense kept the narration to go all way to the finale. Except the opening, the following parts lagged in any kind of development, but once the final act had begun, the scenario had changed and favoured to end high. I would say, that’s what saved this film. Otherwise, I was getting ready to bash it. Yet not the best ending, an acceptable one regarding earlier section of the narration. So a decent film, that can be watched once.
Very original and unique movie. Not typical horror movie. What I liked the most about it was the atmosphere. It doesn’t have special effects or lots of action, but it’s interesting and it’s dark. This is the type of movies I love. Also acting is decent.
Intriguing slow-burn film, didn’t love the ending
As other reviewers have noted, if you’re looking for an “Insanitarium”-style splatter-fest then this film is not for you. The first hour of “Dark Song” is a mysterious, deliberately-paced psychological thriller with two interesting characters stuck together in a house for months, feeling each other out. An occultist (Joseph) is trying to help a woman (Sophia) contact her dead son. This requires dark rituals, fasting episodes, and sleep deprivation. Their motivations and honesty are both in question, leading to plenty of dramatic tension. What’s real, in terms of both past and present? Who’s lying to whom? The film takes its time exploring these questions, and for the first hour at least, the viewer’s patience is well-rewarded. I especially liked Steve Oram’s occultist character, who doesn’t fit the classic mold of “actor” or “hero” one bit, and is all the more fascinating for it. I won’t go into deeper detail for spoiler reasons, but suffice to say that both characters fall into the logical traps of mistrust, manipulation, and frustration after being cooped up for so long.
My problem with “Dark Song” was its ending. It made sense from a dramatic standpoint, and of course there were several directions it could have taken. The fact that I wasn’t satisfied doesn’t mean you won’t be. But along the way I had some really freaky ideas that I hoped would be explored, and they weren’t.
In any case, I still recommend “Dark Song” as a mature, well-made, and disturbing psychological thriller.
good slow burner on low budget
worth 7+ , original and interesting. cinematography mainly great and very good soundtrack. actors grow on you too.
Do not read to much on the movie before you see it.
Except from certain events and reactions from protagonist in the second half, it is a great script with what seem a lot of research or imagination on incantation stuff.
this movie may win some festivals, but because second half I doubt it will be a majority .
Some moments in this movie work fantastically, mainly following its own logic. maybe a budget double with a tinny bit of rewriting would have made this a classic .
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Director Liam Gavin
Writer Liam Gavin
Actors Steve Oram, Catherine Walker, Susan Loughnane
Country Ireland, United Kingdom
Awards 7 wins & 7 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A