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And Soon the Darkness
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And Soon the Darkness (1970)

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Plot Summary:
"Two English girls take a cycling holiday in France. However, they become separated on an infamous stretch of road, where a mad killer abducts and kills Cathy. Jane meanwhile, is left isolated and frightened and doesn't know who to trust."


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Review Date: 26 August 2003 My Rating: out of 5

 

It may not scare you too much anymore, but this Robert Fuest film is the kind of film that would've scared me witless as a kid. Girls go missing (usually named Sue Ellen or Mary Jane...don't ask me why, that's just the version I'm always hearing about these supposedly true crimes), there's a killer running around, young girls helpless in a foreign land etc.

Two young English nurses touring French countryside have an argument and the repressed, good-girl (a well-cast Pamela Franklin) leaves her friend in anger. Big mistake. Time passes and a creepy-looking motorist (Sandor Eles) who seemed to have eyes for the missing girl, turns up and offers Franklin assistance, while the rest of the townsfolk seem downright surly (apart from a few mutterings about a murder).

Aren't we told that those most willing to offer assistance are the ones we need to be wary of? What about the English teacher (Clare Kelly) who just 'happened' to be 'passing by' and also offers help? The townsfolk seem less guilty by comparison, but what are they hiding?

We really don't know who to trust here, one of the film's strengths. Only in the last minutes are the revelations a little easier to predict.

OVERALL SUMMARY
Creepy, deep bushland and some scary scenes that would not normally seem scary (being in a country looking for your missing friend, and unable to understand the language doesn't help your chances of finding her!) Much of the cast and crew worked on 'Dr. Who', but aside from a lame music score, this is good B-grade stuff, very atmospheric for its low-budget.




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