The Darker The Lake, a brand-new supernatural thriller with a Nordic noir edge from director Lok Kwan Woo (White Terror, Angels Never Cry), is giving thrills and chills to audiences, with its UK premiere on digital, courtesy of (Yet) Another Distribution Company and 101 Films.
1987, St. Michael, a group of high school friends discover an ancient board game and start to play. They become consumed by their addictive new pastime. But things turn deadly… the players start to meet a disturbing demise and the survivors vow never to speak of the game again.
Fast forward to 2021 and a spate of strange deaths – in the very same small town – have shaken locals to their core… bearing striking similarities to the events of more than 30 years ago, could the devastating events be linked?
Two detectives – with their own personal links to the area – are brought together to work on the case. When they track down those involved in the original mystery, all those years ago, things start to get complicated… With seemingly mystical forces at play, they are pulled into the dangerous and perplexing world of the game and as the stakes are raised, the danger gets perilously close to home.
With a roll of the dice will the detectives win, or will they pay the ultimate price in The Darker The Lake?