Monday, February 10, 2014

I Will Follow You Into The Dark (DVD Review) - Epic Pictures

Directed By: Mark Edwin Robinson
Written By: Mark Edwin Robinson
Starring: Mischa Barton, Ryan Eggold, Leah Pipes
Color/110 Minutes/Not Rated
Region 1

The Film
Sophia is a pretty young photographer who has just lost both of her parents within 6 months of each other. Everything she's believed in is now in question and she feels alone in the world. A chance meeting with a man named Adam (literally running into each other) opens the door into a relationship that Sophia is currently wary of, as everything she has loved died on her. She takes the chance and spends time with Adam, getting closer and closer to him. It is at this point when Sophia begins having strange dreams of ghosts and the like along with weird things occurring in her home such as chairs rocking on their own and family photos going missing.

One night while asleep with Adam in his apartment she wakes up to find Adam missing and blood stains throughout the apartment. She wakes his roommate, a woman named Astrid and they track the blood to the top floor of this supposedly haunted apartment building. They call the cops who upon arrivals discover no trace of Adam or the blood. Sophia calls her own roommate and his friend to help them discover what is going on and to find Adam. The hunt for Sophia's lover will take them deep into a place between life and death and Sophia will learn how far the man who loves her has gone to protect her and she will have to decide whether if living without him is worth living at all.

I've been thinking about what to write about I WILL FOLLOW YOU INTO THE DARK all day. While there is a cute little love story in there it is a rushed love story despite the films 110 minute runtime. The supernatural bits of the film are simply not interesting or scary. They're boring and really fail to advance the story much at all and do not equate to any sort of horror film. The performances from Mischa Barton and Ryan Eggold in the lead roles of Sophia and Adam are fine but there's really little that stands out about this film. If your significant other doesn't like horror films you could probably share this one with them and possibly get laid out of it, so I guess it has that going for it. 

The Audio & Video
Epic Pictures delivers I WILL FOLLOW YOU INTO THE DARK on DVD with an okay looking transfer. At best the picture quality is average and at worst, mainly in the darker scenes, the image suffers from compression issues and blocks up. The image quality overall is rather soft. The audio track is a 5.1 surround track and fairs better. It is stead and well mixed with sound effects, dialogue and score all complimenting each other.

The Extras
This disc features a behind-the-scenes featurette and deleted scenes.

The Bottom Line
If there is a supernatural film for Valentine's Day, this is it. I'd only suggest it as an attempt to get some action out of your girlfriend.


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