And Soon the Darkness

Synopsis: When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Marcos Efron
Production: Anchor Bay Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min



- I'm coming.

- You'll never beat me.

My God, look at this little town.

How cute is this?


Oh, come here.

- Hola.

- Hola.

You know, we're close to that river

that used to be

Argentina's main trade route

into Paraguay.

Apparently it used to be

a pretty happening town.

A lot of smugglers

and rough types.


I like it already.

Pick one.


-this one. Yeah.

- This one?


Here you go.

You can keep the change.


I mean, gracias.

De nada.

Go on, ask her.

- Go.

- Um...

Buenas tardes.

Um, donde est

El Hotel Rosarnaria?

Okay. Gracias.

Did you get all that?

Shut up.



- Hello?

- Hola.

- Buenas noches.

- Buenas noches.

Um, me llamo es Stephanie.


Y nosotros tenemos un, um...

You have a reservation?

- You speak English.

- Yes.


You stay only one night, yes?


Actually, we leave tomorrow.

Do you know what time the bus

to Posadas leaves?

At 8:

And it's the only one of the day.

Please tell me that's 8:00 PM.

I'm sorry.

It's 8:
00 in the morning.


- Your passport, please.

- Oh yeah.




That's a good one.

You are not traveling alone,

are you?

Um, well, yes and no.

We were traveling with a bike tour

but we kind of went AWOL

after the first day.

Yes, I see.

Well, please let me know

if you need anything.

- Cool.

- Thank you.


- Ciao.

- Ciao.

One key.

Oh, gracias.

- Ah.

- Weirdo.


Yeah, this is cute.



First shower.

Ugh, this is gross.


Hey, Steph.

There's no towels.

Yeah, coming.

Here are your towels.

Danke schoen.

What did you say to those guys?

Nothing, just that you're single.

Gee, thanks, El.

Okay, I like the potential.

Yeah, it's nice.

Oh, excuse me.

Two cervezas, por favor.


Is that Nick?


He's such a dick.

I know.

But maybe I should

just talk to him.

No. No no no.

Don't even think--

it's so not worth it.

I know, but...

You know I'm not--

I'm not good

at being alone.

I know, but I'm right here.


- We had fun.

- Yeah, absolutely.

We're about to have more fun too.


Um, disculpe.

We didn't order these.

Don't be rude.



All right!

- No no.

- Yeah yeah.

- Ellie, no. Seriously, I'm done.

- Just shut up and drink.

Tomorrow's gonna suck.

Yes, but that's what Advil is for.

Come on, it's our last night.

To you and me.


- I can't--

- That was hard.


What about him?

I don't know.

You think he's my type?


He looks...


Should I invite him over?

I can totally invite him over.

- No. El, stop. Sit down.

- Im gonna do that for you.

Jesus, sit down! Sit down!

He's gonna look over here, Ellie.

- Stay.

- Isn't that the point?

Oh my God.

Are you hearing this?

Do you hear this? Please don't

tell me you're not hearing this.

- What are you doing?

- I'm doing us all a favor.

Oh no no,

you cannot play that song.

- Ugh, Ellie.

My friend wants to know

why you don't like the song.

Well, 'cause there's a fine line

between irony and just plain bad.

Kind of like...

Your shirt.

All right.




This one's for you, baby.

# I love myself #

# I want you to love me #

# When I feel down,

I want you above me #

# I search myself,

I want you to find me #

# I forget myself,

I want you to remind me #

# I don't want anybody else #

# When I think about you #

# I touch myself, ooh #

# I don't want anybody else... #

- Senor.

- # Oh no oh no #

# Oh no... #

Hey hey hey.

Take it easy.

- No problem here.

- # You're the one #

# Who makes me come running #

# You're the sun

who makes me shine #

# When you're around

I'm always laughing... #

Hey, where are you going?

Um, el peepee.

# I close my eyes

and see you above me #

# Think I would die

if you were to ignore me... #

Girl emergency.


# I'd do anything for you #

# I don't want anybody else... #

# Oh, I don't want... #

You're not from around

these parts, are you?

Performance anxiety?

You should stick close

to your friend.


That backfired.

# I honestly do,

I touch myself #

# I touch myself. #

- Hello.

- Hi.

- Do you want to sit?

- Yeah. Thank you.

- Let me take your picture.

- Okay.

- Did you get it?

- Mm, I got it.

Let me take one of you.

- You think so?

- Yeah, I like it.

Now you're my prisoner.


- Does that mean I'm in trouble?

- Big trouble.


What does that mean?

- It means that you...

- Yeah?

- ...your friend...

- My friend?

- ...and I...

- Uh-huh.

No way, Jose.

Not with that one.



Oh my God.

You'll wake her up.

- Shh.

- Shh.

Silencio, por favor.

Let's go to my place.

Your place?

No no no. We can't.

Who says?

- Me says.

- Oh, you says?

Yeah, me...

- Come on, you're gonna love it.

- I know I'll love it.

I know.

I just can't.

My friend, she's in...

she's inside.

Well, tell her to come.

Tell her to come.

I'm not gonna tell her to come.

Come on.

I live really close to here.

- I don't... we can't.

- Okay?

- I told you I can't go.

- Come on, you're coming with me.

I'm not gonna come with you.

Okay, all right.

This hurts.

Ow, stop!

What the hell?

- Hey!

- Let me go!

- Get away from me!

- Come inside!

- Hey hey!

- Steph.

Come on, we are just having--

Keep 'em closed.

He's mean. Oh!

- What? Habla la bamba?

Girls, open the goddamn door!

- Ooh.

- Jesus, you trying to get us killed?

- Ellie, come outside.


Hey, a**hole.

Qu pasa?

Qu pasa?

Sorry, girls.

Maybe next time, all right?

You too.

Hey, Steph.

You saved me.

Aw sh*t. Ellie, get up.

We're late.

Oh, no no no no.

Oh no.

Im not kidding, El.

- We cannot miss that bus.

- Oh no.


Don't leave us here!



Oh, we're screwed.

- We'll just take the next bus.

- There is no next bus.

Oh yeah.

Why did this have to happen

to us on the last day?

Everything was going so great

until now.

Come on, let's go back.

So that's flight 206

at 1600 hours.

Um, that's 4:
00 PM, right?

Okay. No, that's fine.

Thank you.

- Thank you, bye.

Are we good?

No, Ellie, we're not good.

We're both out 200 bucks.

Oh my gosh.

Wake me up never.

Come on, let's at least

do something fun.

I am doing something fun.

You have not left.

Oh no.

Actually, we missed our bus.

But we wanted to go to this place...

Villa Del Lago.

Have you heard of it?

They say the water there

can cure polio.

I don't have polio.

Villa Del Lago.

No, it's a ghost town now.

There is nothing to see.

If you must go somewhere,

go to see the waterfalls

or to see the caves.

- They are beautiful.

- That sounds like fun.


All right, well, thank you.

Thank you. That's great.


- Permiso, chicas.

- Thanks.

- Come on.

- Huh-uh.

- Come on, Ellie, let's go.

- Huh-uh, no!

Wake up.

Dude, stop!

Oh, look at that.


Hey, let's just lay out here.

- Ellie, really?

- Come on, just relax.

We really don't have

anywhere to be.

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