So Dark is the sequel to a short film called So Pretty and is the continuing story of Sean, a 200 year old vampire with a dislike for evil doers. Following his arrest for murdering a pedophile on a late night Miami train, Sean is detained by the Miami police who have no idea what Sean is. Sean is soon handed over to F.B.I. agent Wilburn who heads up a secret anti vampire task force. Sean must find a way out of custody before sunrise or risk becoming one of the government’s vampire experiments.
If you dig vampires in general, you really have to check out So Pretty and So Dark. This is kick ass vampire storytelling of the highest order. So Pretty was dark and witty modern take on the vampire with a nasty and vicious ending. So Dark picks up after the events on the subway and continue the story of the ages old vampire Sean. I was absolutely flabbergasted by the quality of these shorts. The quality of the production is top notch, feature film quality with incredible visuals, fantastic makeup and effects, excellent acting all around and a compelling and engaging story. Jeremy Palko is great in the role of Sean, making the vampire sympathetic and tender one moment and a raging beast the next. Written by James Williams and directed by Al Lougher, you would swear So Dark is clips from a full length decent budget film, not a $20 000 short. This is short film making at it’s best and easily trumps much of the direct to video horror on the shelves today. Now I just have to keep my fingers crossed that once all episodes of this series are done there will be a way for me to get them all on Blu-ray.
You can watch the entire short films at the links below and make sure you go to their Facebook page and give them a like. Support great short filmmaking like this and hopefully we will get to see more of them.