Dark Circles Trailer Is Beautifully Vague and Atmospheric

One of the biggest complaints movie fans have about trailers is that they often give away too much of the film’s plot. They sometimes tell us exactly what’s going to happen, so it almost feels like there’s no reason to watch the movie! But the trailer for Dark Circles is nothing like that. If you didn’t already know what the film was about, you’d have no idea what was going on in this trailer. Hell, even if you know the movie’s plot, it’s still tough to know what exactly you’re watching, and that’s just the way I like it. Here’s what the film is about:

In Dark Circles, we meet Martin Malone: a lonely voyeur who is caught and arrested following a misstep. As he nears the end of his court-mandated rehabilitation, Martin suspects that someone (or something) sinister is turning the tables and now watching him…

That’s a super vague plot description, and the Dark Circles trailer is even vaguer. It shows Martin getting arrested and going to therapy, but beyond that, it’s all about atmosphere and imagery. It focuses almost entirely on the film’s tone and visual style, and it looks awesome.

A large portion of this trailer has a hazy, almost dream-like feel to it, so if you’re a fan of slower, more atmospheric horror, this looks like it’ll be right up your alley. On top of that, once it gets to about the one-minute mark, the trailer starts to get really dark. It teases some horrible event in Martin’s past, and it shows us a glimpse of what seems to be a cult and potentially its deity too.

It’s all very vague, but the important thing is that it looks great. This trailer is atmospheric, it features some chilling and intriguing imagery, and the performances all look spot-on, so if Dark Circles is even half as good as it looks, we’re in for a real treat.

Dark Circles doesn’t have a release date yet. In fact, the movie isn’t even finished. The filmmakers are currently running an Indiegogo campaign to raise the money they need to wrap up their film, so you can probably expect to see it sometime in the next year or two.

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today.

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