Making its debut at Sundance Film Festival in 2016 and later screening at Venice Film Festival, Dark Night is loosely based on real-life events that took place in in 2012 during a midnight film screening.

A suburban landscape plays witness to the inevitable, unfolding events that culminate in a Cineplex massacre. Over the course of one day, from sunrise to midnight, six strangers – the shooter among them – share in the new American nightmare.

Written and directed by up-and-coming director Tim Sutton, the film is harrowing retelling of a fateful day in an intense visual style that grips you from start to finish.

Dark Night is in cinemas from 18th August

By Michael Dickinson

Michael is the VultureHound Film Editor.