THE FEAR OF DARKNESS

By Chris FITCHETT

NEW HOLLAND PICTURES TWO PTY LTD - as PROD

Horror - Post-Production 2014

Sometimes the monsters in your head really do exist. A brilliant young psychiatrist is forced to confront the dark creature that dwells deep within her own unconscious when she investigates the supernatural disappearance of a university student.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Horror
    • Countries
    • AUSTRALIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Chris FITCHETT
    • Writer(s)
    • Chris FITCHETT
    • Producer(s)
    • Mark OVERETT
    • Synopsis
    • Dr. Sarah Faithful is a brilliant young psychiatrist who believes that spirits, ghosts and things that go bump in the night are all in the mind. To her, there are no mysteries that can’t be explained by behavioural science.
      But Sarah is confronted by the possibility that everything is not what it seems when she hypnotises Skye Williams, a seventeen year-old university student who is the prime suspect in the disappearance of her boyfriend, Jeremy.
      Sarah discovers that on the night of Jeremy’s disappearance, Skye was under the influence of a powerful hallucinogenic drug called Dimethyl-tryptamine (DMT).
      Because of the DMT’s effect on her, Skye believes that she crossed over to a parallel world where she encountered an alien creature that only exists in darkness.
      Skye continues to be haunted by this creature and she tries to convince Sarah that because she went into its world, it has now come into hers. Sarah’s explanation, however, is quite rational; Skye is simply suffering from hallucinations and this creature is just a manifestation of her deep-seated unconscious fears.
      But when Skye’s lecturer, Matt, goes missing in exactly the same way as Jeremy, Sarah tells her supervisor, Dr Nicholas Trengrove, that she believes Skye might have made contact with a supernatural being. He immediately removes her from the case and in order to treat Skye himself, he takes her back to the scene of Jeremy’s disappearance; an isolated lakehouse in the mountains. Sarah tries to stop him, but a total eclipse of the sun suddenly turns day into night and the creature appears.
      Sarah is forced to confront it herself and in doing so she discovers the terrible truth of its existence; not only does it dwell deep within Skye’s unconscious, it also lies deep within her own.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2014
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