While 2010 hasn't exactly been a stellar year for horror movies as a whole, it's at least been a pretty good year for horror remakes. Sure, 'Nightmare on Elm Street' rattled a few cages, but 'The Crazies' and 'Let Me In' are both superb remakes in their own right, and 'Piranha 3D' was a ton of raunchy fun, so three-out-of-four Hollywood remakes delivering the goods isn't too bad of a track record. On December 17th we'll know if 'And Soon the Darkness' can bump that record to four-out-of-five.
A remake of the 1970 British thriller of the same name, Marcos Efron's remake takes the same fish-out-of-water approach, but instead swaps rural France for South America. Here's the official synopsis:
"Stephanie (Amber Heard) and Ellie's (Odette Yustman) vacation to an exotic village in Argentina is a perfect 'girl's getaway' to bask in the sun, shop and flirt with the handsome locals. After a long night of bar-hopping, the girls get into an argument, and Stephanie heads out alone in the morning to cool off. But when she returns, Ellie has disappeared. Finding signs of a struggle, Stephanie fears the worst, and turns to the police for help. But the local authorities have their hands full already - with a string of unsolved kidnappings targeting young female tourists. Skeptical of the sheriff's competency, she enlists help from Michael (Karl Urban), an American ex-pat staying at their hotel. Together they go on a frantic search for Ellie, but Stephanie soon realizes that trusting his seemingly good intentions may drag her farther from the truth. With danger mounting, and time running out, Stephanie must find her friend before darkness falls."
And here's an exclusive clip from the film, which goes into limited release on the 17th before heading to DVD on the 28th.