Murder in the Dark

Synopsis: 'When a group of young people camping in the ruins of a medieval Turkish town play a party game called 'Murder in the Dark', they soon discover that someone is taking the game too far...' Produced in an experimental shooting style, this murder-mystery features a cast of actors who were not allowed to see the script. The actors' choices interactively changed the shape of the story. They had to use clues to solve the mystery laid out before them by the filmmakers.
Director(s): Dagen Merrill
Production: Regenerate Films
82 min


[music playing]

[shutter clicking]




No, no, no!

[blood gushing]


[music playing]

[shutter clicking]

Why would anybody walk up here?

Let me just see if that

guy speaks English.

Wait, no, no.

Can we-- no, please, Steve.

I'm just gonna ask him if

he knows where we're going.

- No, no, no.

- Please.

Over here.

Matthew, what

are we doing here?

I'm just getting directions.

[speaking turkish]

Uh, do you speak English?

Do you speak English?

Yes, yes.

Yes, hi.

Hi, hi.

I'm Matthew.


Listen, we're trying

to find a ruin,

but we've been

looking for hours.


I don't even know

what it's called.

I just know that it's

a big ruin with a tower

and a whole lot of cave things.

Yeah, yeah, that's Celsus.

Yeah, that's where I'm going.

Look, as far as I know, it's

maybe an hour's drive this way.

There's one turn up past a farm.

Give him a ride.

Well, OK.

Wanna jump up?

Yeah, absolutely.

Thank you.

Is that OK with you?

Yeah, it's fine.

Everybody fine?


We don't usually pick

up hitchhikers in Turkey,

but you speak English.

Hey, Kevin, what's up?


This is Luca.

This is my sister, Lily.

Hi, Kevin.

I'm Lily.

I'm Taylor.

Taylor, hi.

Well, we've been looking

for this place for hours,

so if you can help us find

it, that would be helpful.

Might be an hour's

drive in this direction.

There's a farm with a

wagon without the front,

and a sign that starts with--

--5 weeks innoculating

polio vaccinations

and the like in Turkey.

So yeah, it's pretty good.

Yeah, it looks like you

keep going on the road.

OK, cool.

Oh my god.

Look at that, guys.

Hey, Matthew, nice job.


- Matthew!

- Matthew!

Hey, look what I see.



We found it.




It's beautiful.

You guys up for camping here?

Tayor, do you want

to borrow this?

Someone at the front.

Oh, I don't-- it's so fancy.

I don't know.

Just take it, point and shoot.

[shutter click]


Now that was worth

a six-hour drive.


It's gorgeous.

You said that you

hadn't seen it, right?

Look at this place.


I know, it's amazing.

Come on, guys.

You got the keys?


Yeah, I tried to ask that.

'Cause there's no one here,

but I don't know why.

And then they split, exactly.



Did you hear anything about

where these people all went?

[shutter click]


Look how quick nature takes

over and starts reclaiming.


This is the perfect place.

We should camp here.

I know.

I'm going to put this down.

This is amazing.

It feels like it's been

abandoned for 1,000 years.

This place is so old.

7th century.

How come you never

say you love me?

You scared?

You know how I feel.

Come on.


What's that crazy

Aussie yelling about?

This is awesome.

Not everyone can hide their

emotions like you, Rambo.

Oh, Rambo?

Yeah, he's the military

guy in the moves.


Yeah, I know who Rambo is.

Hey, check this out.

What is that?

Oh, don't pick that up.

That's nasty.

You know, maybe it still works.

It won't turn on.

It's like,

completely destroyed.

How do you open it?

It's not going to work.

This is an adventure.

Play along.

Come on.

We still need to find

a place to sleep.

[shutter clicking]

That's a good look.

You're beautiful.

No, I'm not.

Why so many?


It's a fashion shoot, come on.

Come on.

A fashion shoot?

Give me sultry eyes.

[shutter clicking]


You're not really as

bashful as you pretend.

Come on, come on.

Look into the camera.

Look into the camera.

That's it.

You're a tiger.

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