Darkness Rising

Synopsis: A woman and her friends break into her abandoned childhood home, where her mother went mad and nearly murdered as a child.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Austin Reading
Production: IFC Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
81 min


I shall count to ten.

One, two


four, five

six, seven, eight, nine, ten.

Ready or not, here I come!



I can't see you, dear!

I don't like it

when you go too far!






Sarah, why didn't you answer me?

Look at me

when I'm talking to you.

Dear, sweet..

- This is it.

- Are you sure?


55 Ballahack road.

I don't know, guys. We're still

kind of out in the visible.

Don't you think?

I don't think anyone really

sees this house anymore.

What do you mean?

I mean, they don't

want to, so they don't.

I feel like a teenager.

It's kind of romantic, right

breaking into my house?

Oh, yeah.

It's really romantic.

Ah, look, I know this is weird

but this is my last

chance, you know?

This place isn't gonna

be here tomorrow.

Just remember, Maddy,

it's just a house. Okay?

You're more than

what's happened to you.

I know. I just.. I really

appreciate you being here.

Hey, are we doin' this

or what, guys?

Yeah. A little B & E.

- Why not?

- Let's do this.

Wait. Why did

we bring her, again?

Hey, listen. I needed

both of you here, okay?

This is important to me.

- Ready, Freddy?

- After you, Peggy sue.

- Oh, you guys are so cute.

- Mm-hmm.

Don't be jealous.

So when you do this,

do you just smash a window

or what do you normally do?

You borrow one Prius...

Okay, you guys.

Give me this.

Give me this. Here.

Why don't you put that

philosophy major to work?

Come on, put your back into it.

Come on, babe, you got this.


It's not happenin'.


I don't know. Maybe you could

go through the window.

Yeah? Why don't you go

through the window, Izzy?

Why don't you go through the window?

You're the man.

I'm not gettin' dirty.

You guys?

- It's open.

- Huh?

Caution, my ass.

- Wow.

- Yeah.

- Oh.

- Oh, my god.

Look at this place.

- I know.

- Lights don't work.

I can't believe all

this stuff is still here.


I mean, nobody wanted to

do anything with the place

so after the cops left

they just left it

the way it was.

How can they even do that?

It's kind of creepy.


Alright, fearless leader,

what are we lookin' for?

Peter panda! Oh!



- Uh..

- Guess we can go now.

You guys, this was mine.

Still is if you want it.

No, no, I just..

I remember playing with

him, you know, right here.

Olivia was in her playpen

and mom was in the kitchen

and me and Peter panda were tryin'

to teach Olivia a nursery rhyme.

It was, um..

Shit, how'd it go?

It was, um..

Think that's wrong, though.

- What?

- The second verse.

It starts, "slide down my

rainbow and to my cellar door"

not, "find the key

and open the door."

- Are you sure?

- I'm tellin' you.

Oh, wow.

I don't know how he knows

that, but he's right.

- You taught it to me.

- That's right.

Right after I came to stay

with you and aunt nor.


Well, now that we've had

that wonderful moment

if there's anything

besides Peter panda

that we would like to take,

we should get on it.

Oh, come on, Izzy.

I mean, what could

possibly be more valuable

than a cherished

childhood moment?

Okay, yeah, seriously. What

are the ground rules here?

I mean, the place

gets plowed over tomorrow

so I guess it's all fair game.

But just ask me first.

- Deal?

- Deal.

See you, kids.

Have fun. Be safe.

Can we just look around some?


- You alright?

- Yeah.

What's down here?

The kitchen, basement.

Oh, good. A dark basement

in an old, abandoned house.


- Ah.

- Jesus.

- Is that...

- It's blood.

I don't like this, Maddy.

Let's get out of here.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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