IFC Midnight will release Dark Summer in theatres and VOD on January 9th (expanding to LA on January 23rd).
From Paul Solet, director of the acclaimed hit Grace, comes DARK SUMMER, a suspense thriller combining the supernatural terror of classic horrors THE SHINING and POLTERGEIST, with the tension and modern cool of DISTURBIA. Summer is a time to relax, unwind, take a vacation, and be free. But 17 year old Daniel Austin gets none of that because his obsessive online stalking of his classmate and crush, Mona Wilson, got him put on house arrest for the whole summer. So, no cell phone, no Internet, no leaving the property, and especially no Mona. Then Daniel’s single mother has to go on a long business trip, and Daniel has the place to himself.
Daniel figures out a way to piggyback onto his neighbors’ wireless signal and believing he’s surfing off the grid, uses his time to check in on his friends – and Mona… But what Daniel didn’t expect is for Mona to check up on him. And what she does next shakes him to his very core.
And then things start to happen. Daniel receives mysterious packages in the mail, hears phantom noises, sees inanimate objects move, and feels a strange presence in the house…
The film stars Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara), Stella Maeve (Chicago PD), Peter Stormare (veteran actor from over 100 different films and television series – Fargo, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Armageddon, The Big Lebowski), Grace Phipps (The Vampire Diaries), and Maestro Harrell (The Wire).