Dark Summer

Synopsis: A 17-year-old is on house arrest for the summer while his mother is away on business. A horrifying incident occurs leaving an ominous presence in the house.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Paul Solet
Production: IFC Midnight
Rotten Tomatoes:
81 min


As per judge's orders,

your computer has been confiscated.

Your I.P. address has been tagged.

If you try social media

with any device...

it signals me.


I saw a story where a guy

went nuts on house arrest

and he cut off his own foot

so that he could escape to Mexico.

Some urban legend.

I'll be stopping by from time to time.

I won't call first. Keep moving around.

Use the pool to exercise.

Five seconds, the light goes red.

You are to have no unescorted minors

in the house, no drugs, no alcohol...

and no contact with Mona Wilson.

Is that understood?

- Can't hear you.

- Yes, sir.

I told you guys to use the fence.

So, let's see it.


You're like Shia "Laboof" in that movie

with the creep next door.

It's "Labuff."


Did you bring it?

Because I really want to Skype

my mom, so...

Yeah. We used Jimmy Dolt's house.

The bank foreclosed,

but the cable's still on.

Buried the router, like you said.

Good looking out.

Did you guys... bring anything else?

I'm... I'm not saying she's not hot.

I'm just saying if you're gonna

start with somebody,

shouldn't you pick, like,

a cheerleader or at least a blonde?

I wasn't into her.

And then...

Then what?

One day you just woke up

and you were smitten with Mona Wilson?

So much that you had to hack

every account she had online?

I couldn't hack her cloud.

I just...

- wanted to get to know her.

- You try calling her?

- You know I can't talk to girls.

- I'm a girl.

I'm a f***ing creep.

- You're not a f***ing creep, dude.

- Totally.

- Sh*t. I got to go to work.

- Yeah. I got to study.

- Later, bro.

- Later.

- Later.

- Bye.

I... snagged you one of these.

Kevin and I both signed it.

- Thanks.

- Anytime.

Waiting for your ambien to kick in?


I heard Laura Penney took her great Dane

for a walk around the block

stark naked on that sh*t.

That is foul.

Did your mom get online?

She'll send you something dope

for your birthday if she can.


We should do something special for it...

your birthday... just the two of us.

Daniel? Hello?



It's not easy for me to talk to you.

I never expected for things to be

like this. Everything just went wrong.

- Look, I just...

- You will feel what I feel.

- I just wanted to...

- Reach for the unknown.

It's just such a tragedy

to lose anyone so young.

That was principal Ariana Nakata

from Los Alamos High School,

where the tragic suicide of teen

Mona Wilson has left many...

- We didn't do this.

- ...questions about the lives of children...

Reach... for the unknown.

"When my soul no longer takes

this form..."

"And you hear me singing in the storm."

It's just an elysian fields song.

You'll be okay?


Seems like whoever got the call

had taken some sophisticated steps

to mask their identity.

The forensic team was impressed.

Well, the thing with cyber crimes,

with all the 1s and 0s,

it doesn't matter how good you are.

Even the best will leave a trace

sooner or later.

My friends downtown... they're worried

about the one who got the call,

the one that had to see all this.

Yeah, a thing like that...

can haunt somebody forever.

Keeping something like this a secret...

that is just poison.

How's that bracelet treating you?

It's fine.

Well... I better be on my way.

See you around.

Is this Tina?

It's Daniel.


Jason's son.

Well, do you know where he is?

Well, if... if you hear from him,

could you just tell him that I called?

So, he didn't leave any...


What the f***?

I'm calling an ambulance.


- Sorry.

- That's okay.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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