The release of this new movie, We Summon the Darkness, is sure to bring back memories of classics like Halloween, Black Christmas and The Possession. What's more, there are quite a few familiar aspects from these films that have been adapted for the screen, making it an interesting movie to look forward to.
What makes We Summon the Darkness so intriguing is how it has managed to combine the traditional horror themes of the past with a modern twist. What starts off as an ordinary Halloween evening ends with a murder spree across the country, with the main character, Ash (Cillian Murphy), a young American, at the center of a conspiracy. However, what starts out as a harmless night of entertainment can soon take a sinister, fatal turn. With a killer on the loose, will anyone be safe?
The film is set in the year 1999 in New York City, where a group of friends gather to celebrate Ash's coming of age and the start of a more serious movie premise. The group has just moved into their apartment following graduation and are enjoying the benefits of living in such a small space. Ash, who is still in school, is already planning out his future, while trying to avoid the scrutiny and social stigmas of high school. His friend Patrick (Jared Leto), who is already well-known in his circle of friends, is a bit too close to Ash, which makes things tricky.
Ash finds himself drawn to Patrick when he sees him get caught by the police and questioned about his relationship with his boss, Donnie (Jackie Earle), and the reason why Patrick left a suspicious note behind. He realizes that something doesn't seem right in regards to the relationship between Patrick and his boss, as the guy seems more interested in talking about his work rather than talking about his personal life. When Patrick finds out about Ash, he becomes convinced that something isn't right with Ash and decides to join forces with him, with the hope of finding the truth.
As expected, We Summon the Darkness is a very thrilling tale of a man looking for answers and uncovering a conspiracy before it's too late. The movie features some good performances from both Leto and Murphy and offers up several scares and thrills for the viewers. While it's definitely a modern tale, it manages to keep its audience guessing and thinking. throughout, something that most of the modern horror movies don't do.
There are no surprises in the movie, but some questions are raised and answered. Overall, it's an exciting and suspenseful ride!