Nu-metal wasn’t the one factor that sucked concerning the late ‘90s, at the least not for the younger protagonists of director Kevin Phillips’ debut function, Tremendous Darkish Instances. Set within the seemingly idyllic surroundings of upstate New York, the movie opens with greatest pals Zach (Owen Campbell) and Josh (Charlie Tahan) and the remainder of their high-school pals driving bikes and speaking shit whereas hanging out within the woods, like teenage boys are vulnerable to do. The entire situation appears reminiscent of Stand By Me, however on this case, the boys don’t simply discover a lifeless physique, they assist make one when the everyday teen-boy exercise of goofing round with someone’s brother’s samurai sword takes a tragic flip.
We gained’t spoil what occurs after that inciting incident, however after seeing Tremendous Darkish Instances on the Fantasia Worldwide Movie Competition, we are able to attest that this fashionable, pitch-black coming-of-age drama/thriller goes in some stunning instructions that you just may not see coming. Tremendous Darkish Instances debuts in choose theaters on September 29, and on VOD on October three.