“Super Dark Times” is about a group of teenagers in the mid-90s who are inseparable and who make their small suburbs unsafe with their BMX bikes. One day they secretly snatch the samurai sword from one of their older brother’s to play around with in the forest. There is a terrible accident that will put their friendship to the acid test – and send them into an abyss from which they can no longer get out.
“Super Dark Times” was released in cinemas in some countries in 2017 after Kevin Phillips’ film made the rounds at several festivals. Commercially, almost nothing came together – only 33,000 US dollars were brought in. In Germany it was only shown at the Fantasy Film Festival and otherwise appeared directly on the home theater market. Of course, this is not an indication of the quality of the exciting film, which pairs teenage fears with 90s nostalgia, a great soundtrack, harmonious images and an unsettling atmosphere.
In any case, the critics agree that the film is worth the 103 minutes of running time. Metacritic achieved an average score of a very good 75 out of 100 in 18 reviews received, with The Film Stage, for example, saying that the title is one of those rare horror films that also have a lot to offer emotionally. At Rotten Tomatoes there are even 90 percent of all reviews positive – outstanding!
So if you want to take a look at “Super Dark Times”, you can currently do so at Amazon Prime Video at any time.
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