Dark Signal: Acclaimed British supernatural thriller reveals an exclusive creepy clip
Last week, we raved about the Neil Marshall-produced, Edward Evers-Swindel written and directed supernatural horror movie Dark Signal, an evocative and engrossing paranormal mystery and serial killer thriller that had an added bonus for Italian horror fans in that it co-stars Cinzia Monreale, the iconic blind poster girl for Lucio Fulci`s The Beyond. Add to that nifty bit of cult film casting the fact that Dark Signal is a first rate, mature and stylishly-produced piece of horror entertainment, and you have more than a few reasons to seek it out.
The film stars the charming Siwan Morris as Laurie, the cynical host of a tiny radio station in scenic North Wales and a woman who is at a crossroads in her professional (and personal) life. Her overnight show is about to go off the air and seemingly none of the big terrestrial radio stations want to hire her. She’s too “edgy” they say. But on the eve of her final show, her long-suffering producer and reluctant friend Ben (Gareth David-Lloyd, Torchwood) brings on a noted psychic and medium Carla (Monreale) who takes Laurie’s caustic jabs about her gifts with a smile and shrug. But when Ben and Carla hear what sounds like a voice breaking through their live signal, the pair slowly and surely surmise that a spirit is using their frequency to break through. Convincing the eye-rolling Laurie to turn her final show into a live paranormal investigation, things get spookier and spookier as the dead speak and lights flicker and soon Laurie is a believer. Meanwhile, parallel stories involving a roving serial killer and timid single mother (Joanna Ignaczewska) being manipulated by her dirtbag boyfriend into being the driver for a robbery play out. How are these narrative arcs connected? We won’t tell. But if you like supernatural chillers with twists in their tails, you might very well dig how it all comes together.
XLrator Media will be releasing Dark Signal in theaters on June 2nd and on VOD and iTunes on June 6th. You’d be well advised to make some time for it, but in the interim, check out the ultra-eerie and totally exclusive preview clip below, in which Ignaczewska finds herself alone in a car. At night. With a radio. And maybe something worse…