Directed and written by Justin P. Lange, The Dark is a different kind of teen film. Considering one of the characters is an undead teen girl, you’d think it would be a horror, but based on the clip above, it seems to go beyond the normal zombie narrative.
Nadia Alexander stars as Mina, the aforementioned undead, flesh-eating teen — and she’s not too fond of her new lifestyle. She has been cursed to haunt her childhood home in the woods so that nobody gets in and nobody gets out alive. Then she meets Alex (Toby Nichols), a blind teen boy who is dealing with his own problems. Instead of devouring him, Mina lets him live and the two begin to bond and some of her old human feelings begin to resurface. From this, they develop an interesting friendship.
The Dark will make its World Premiere on April 21 at the Tribeca Film Festival.