A young woman hired to be the caretaker of an old world New York City mansion goes slowly insane in Mickey Keating gothic horror movie
Posted at the outset of Mickey Keating (Pod) horror movie is the warning This film contains flashing lights and hallucinatory images, and it must be given credit for making good on its word. Featuring a tremendous performance by Lauren Ashley Carter as the newly hired caretaker of an old world New York City mansion who goes bonkers what, she never saw The Shining, Darling is a stylishly audacious effort that, while it may be a bit too rarified for general horror fans, signals its director as a talent to watch.
The movie is being showcased in the movie Society of Lincoln Center Scary Movies series and is scheduled for a theatrical release via Screen Media movie early next year.
Actually, the movie most obvious influence is not the Stephen King novel and Stanley Kubrick movie but rather Roman Polanski Repulsion, with more than a touch of The Tenant thrown in for good measure. Unfortunately, Darling all too evident derivativeness feels less like homage than rip off.