Dark Places

Synopsis: Libby Day is a lifeless woman who survived the massacre of her family in their farmhouse in the countryside of Kansas when she was eight. She's been living on donations and lectures ever since. Thirty years ago, the police believed that a satanic cult was responsible for the murder of her mother and two sisters, and her brother Ben was convicted with her testimony in court. Today, however, an acquaintance, Lyle Wirth, invites Libby to visit "The Kill Club", where amateurs investigate famous crimes, and she finds that they believe Ben is innocent. Libby needs money and, in return, accepts to revisit the slaughter of her family and comes up to the painful revelations and the ultimate truth.
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Production: A24 and DIRECTV
Rotten Tomatoes:
113 min

- Just come along, it's like a...

like a convention.

- How much?

- Five hundred dollars.

And there'll be a lot of collectors there,

so bring any souvenirs from your childhood

I want a thousand.

I can give you 700. And you let us pick

your brain about what happened that day.


- Yeah?

- Yeah. Deal.

I betcha can't!

Come on, let's go!

Hey! What about breakfast?

It's a little warm out for that hat,

don't you think?

Settle down, girls. Settle down.

Hey, Ben.

- Hey, Libby.

- I like your salt mountain.

Oh, yeah?

Mom, Ben and Libby are making

a mess at the table.

Sweetie, it's fine. Michelle,

can you make sure everyone has juice.

Mom! Libby took my pancake off my plate.

Libby, Ben... eggs?

Mom, Ben's wearing a hat inside.

It's not even cold. Duh!

Michelle, you're right.

Ben, you need to take off your hat.

It's not polite to wear

a hat at the table.


Mom, Ben looks like some ghoul

from one of his metal band posters.


It's just hair, Mom. Don't freak out.

I'll be back later.

It wasn't the first time I'd been offered

money for conferences or meetings.

I'd been offered all sorts

of twisted deals over the years.

Want some sweets, little girl?


- Welcome to our club.

- What?

I said, "Welcome to our club!"

You want me to show you around?

I want my money.

Come on. I'll show you upstairs.

The Kill Club, or "KC," as we call it,

is basically for solvers

and fans of famous murders.

- Everyone from Fanny Adams to the killer...

- Who's Fanny Adams?

She's an eight-year-old who got chopped

to bits in England back in 1867.

That guy you passed

with the sweets downstairs,

he was playing the role

of her murderer, Frederick Baker.

Jesus Christ!

You guys need to get a life.

Yeah, we've been trying to push

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Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Gilles Paquet-Brenner (born 14 September 1974) is a French director and screenwriter. He is the son of the opera singer Ève Brenner. Paquet-Brenner's first feature film in 2001, Pretty Things, won an award at the Deauville American Film Festival. In 2009, Paquet-Brenner directed the low-budget and direct-to-DVD but generally positively received film, Walled In. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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