Dark Harbor builds a suspenseful tension that sustains from start to finish! The cinematography - capturing the haunting beauty of coastal Maine and the immaculate Prescott home - is so incredibly captivating that you're swept right into the story. The writer's intricately crafted mystery is interesting, well thought out, and complicated - just enough so you're on the edge of your seat, but not so much that you're left with unanswered questions. To top off stunning visuals and solid story is phenomenal acting! This cast is INSANE - a beautiful blend of old school (Meagen Fay/Xander Berkeley) with new, undiscovered talent. The actress playing Olivia delivers a lovely, grounded performance, and the dude playing Kellen (the villain) -- my god this guy is talented, a true star in the making!!! Dark Harbor is refreshing in the sense that it relies solely on solid storytelling - there's no CGI, or SFX here, but in that way, it feels nostalgic. In fact, Dark Harbor reminded me a lot of the film FEAR, both in setting and tone. FEAR (Wahlberg/Witherspoon) is a dramatic thriller that I could watch multiple times, and I find that to be the same with this film.
January 12, 2021