A Dark Song [Blu-ray]
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Two broken souls. An unholy alliance.
Grieving Sophia (Catherine Walker) despairs over the tragic loss of her murdered son. Desperate to somehow make contact with the boy she has lost, Sophia believes her prayers are answered when she crosses paths with the reclusive Joseph (Steve Oram, Sightseers). An expert in the occult, Joseph reluctantly agrees to aid Sophia through a series of dark and forbidden rituals in order to bring her child back to the world of the living. Pushed to their physical and psychological breaking points, Sophia and Joseph make a disturbing descent into the most depraved corners of black magic.
The debut feature from rising horror auteur Liam Gavin, A Dark Song sustains an air of quiet, creeping dread, tensely building towards a confrontation with evils unknown to our earthly bounds.
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This movie takes magic to its romantic roots, much like it was pulled out of a Eliphas Levi manuscript, and makes its grueling in its complexity. Much like real "high" magic is intended to "do" and that is change the very fabric of reality, The ritual that they are performing in this film, we hear spoken of several times, That of Abramlem, a ritual to speak to ones Guardian Angel, of course the film posits that they are making changes here and there.
Anyways, the movie is superbly paced, well acted, and well shot. What other movies whom have attempted similar plots have made boring and drawn out this movie draws you ever deeper in much like the ritual they are performing, and believe me when I say, It pays off in the end.
Now don't get me wrong, this movie is not to be to everyones liking, but, If you are a fan at all of deep horror films, you really need to give this one a watch, and this is a film you NEED to watch, and pay attention too.
Long story short, I love it, and it is certainly worth watching. I know I will be doing so again soon!
Give it a chance, but be ready to pay attention and stay focused, because like I said, it's a very slow burn. It builds and builds, and the last 20 minutes are the climax and resolution.