From Down Under on Apr. 23 comes the domestic DVD debut of writer/director Sam Barrett’s neo-giallo murder thriller, Dark Sister. Wild Eye Releasing, with sales and distribution expertise provided my MVD Entertainment Group, set the street date this past week.
Cassie (Amanda Woodhams — The Dressmaker, Looking for Grace) is an artist with visions of horrible, terrible things happening. A vulnerable beauty — lovely red hair with piercing blue eyes — she is undergoing some sort of mumbo jumbo therapy sessions about how her work expresses her deepest thoughts and feelings.
But there’s more to it than that as her nightmares — which inspire her work — are becoming all too real. When a somewhat sketchy “detective” named Billy Fabrizzi (Vito de Francesco) shows up things take a turn for the worse as he is able to connect the dots for Cassie. Her visions, her painting and a series of murders are all connected and he has the evidence to prove it.
In giallo-like sequences, she sees the killer in action from his/her POV … she becomes, if not the killer herself (hey, it is a mystery thriller and anything is possible), an amateur sleuth who could be well on her way to becoming the next victim.
If you are a fan of giallo-style whodunits, then this Down Under entry will certainly be one to check out on Apr. 23.
Bonus features for Dark Sister include a commentary option from filmmaker Sam Barrett (No Through Road, Esoterica).