‘Dark Touch’ review: a heady horror film that never quite hits its mark


Earlier this month we announced that The Verge is partnering with the Tribeca Film Festival for the Future of Film series, and we’ll also be reporting and reviewing new movies from the festival through the rest of April.

Some of my favorite horror movies hinge on the strange, private lives of children. Without a sense of what’s normal or comprehensible, filmic children can see truth or survive disaster, somehow knowing both more and less than the adults around them. Writer and director Marina de Van promises to build on the mythology of childhood with Dark Touch, a highbrow horror piece that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this week. But despite its potential, Dark Touch gets lost in its attempt to blend genre tropes…

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