I was able to see Coming Home in the Dark at Chattanooga Film Festival. The screening managed to be a surprise twice that night. Once because it was the big secret screening and closing night film, and two it was a non stop ride of unrelenting madness. Think, The Hitcher. But, no room to breathe. The latest trailer is good at teasing the film without giving away too much.
The synopsis for Coming Home in the Dark goes like this:
A family’s idyllic outing at an isolated coastline descends into terror when high school teacher Alan ‘Hoaggie’ Hoaganraad, his wife Jill, and stepsons Maika and Jordon unexpectedly come across a pair of murderous drifters – the enigmatic psychopath Mandrake and his hulking man-child accomplice Tubs – who thrust them into a nightmare road trip. At first, the family’s terror seems to be born of a random encounter with two sociopaths, but as the night drags on, Hoaggie and Jill realize that this nightmare was set in motion 20 years earlier; and as they approach their mysterious final destination, Mandrake reveals the horrible secret driving his actions.
Coming Home in the Dark manages to yank you by your throat from minute to minute. It doesn’t play by the rules and only gets darker from there. It isn’t a strict horror film either it has some heavy weight in the plot department, that you have to witness.
Coming Home in the Dark arrives in select theaters and on digital and VOD beginning Oct. 1.
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