Saturday, November 05, 2011
(HORROR) And Soon the Darkness - 1970 ***
The poster was actually the thing that drew me to this film. As well as the fact that I'm really into 60s and 70s horror.
The story is of 2 British girls who go on a cycling holiday to France. Whilst they are there, the girls have an argument and fall out. This ends up in them going off their separate ways.
One of the girls feels guilty and decides to cycle to a cafe along the road and wait for her friend to appear. But she never does. And sooner or later she realises that her friend has vanished. She then meets an assortment of weird characters, each of whom it's hard to know whether to trust them or not and tries to get to the bottom of the mystery, with some terrifying results.
The film has a very eerie feel about it, but some of it was a bit annoying and the remaining girl is the most irritating character ever. Flouncing around in her stupid pink hotpants and ridiculous haircut got a bit tiring after a while.