Ranked the #1 movie at FrightFest Film Festival by Entertainment Focus, THE DARK RED is a sophisticated, supernatural revenge thriller OR SOMETHING???? with a killer cast including April Billingsley (The Walking Dead, Last Vegas), Kelsey Scott (How to Get Away with Murder), and Rhoda Griffis (Parental Guidance, The Blind Side) that will appeal to fans of Unsane and The Uninvited.
A young woman is committed to a psychiatric hospital claiming that her newborn has been abducted by a secret society called the Dark Red -- an ancient, underground cult that harvests and controls an incredibly rare blood type that gives one the power to hear and guide another person's thoughts. She says that she is special: that she carries a pure and powerful strain of the blood like nothing seen before, and that the society sees her and her child as its next evolution or perhaps its greatest threat, should she turn against them.
Is the Dark Red entirely a figment of her imagination a complex coping mechanism to overcome a terrible personal tragedy or is there some truth behind her story?
THE DARK RED
Written and Directed by Dan Bush
Producers: Dan Bush, Joshua Wilcox
Executive Producer: Conal Byrne
Cast: April Billingsley (AMC's The Walking Dead, Last Vegas), Kelsey Scott (How to Get Away with Murder), Conal Byrne (The Vault, The Reconstruction of William Zero), Rhoda Griffis (Parental Guidance, The Blind Side), John Curran (Captain America: Civil War, The Conspirator), Jill Jane Clements (TV's Bloodline, TV's Outcast)
Cinematographer: Victoria K. Warren
Music: Ben Lovett
Production Designer: Jessica Joan
Costume Design: Karen Freed
Run Time: 101 minutes
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING...
"Genuinely unsettling and chilling, The Dark Red is a tour-de-force piece of genre cinema that deserves to become much more than just a cult classic." - ENTERTAINMENT FOCUS
"A solid entry in the childbirth-related horror subgenre, bolstered by Billingsley's riveting performance and crackerjack editing and impressive direction from Bush."
- DIABOLIQUE MAGAZINE
"The Dark Red is a smart little film with a more sophisticated understanding of its subject matter and more to say than past stories of this sort might lead you to expect" - EYE FOR FILM