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The Dark Place

By Alan Ng | October 16, 2019

Keegan Dark (Blaise Embry) has a heightened form of photographic memory. His mind is like a “camcorder.” While some would think this condition would serve as a great advantage in life, for Keegan, he can never forget the tragic event of his past that cripples his life today. In Jody Wheeler’s The Dark Place, Keegan returns home to revisit the ghosts of his youth and uncover a mystery that will change his life forever.

“…Keegan learns his mother is now married to a doctor and has a new stepbrother…”

The film opens with Keegan accompanied by his boyfriend, Wil (Timo Descamps), on his way to visit his mother, Celeste (Shannon Day), at his childhood home in wine country. The trip is not going to be an easy one as Keegan begins having flashbacks about his dead brother. Compounding this bad trip, Keegan learns his mother is now married to a doctor Adrian (Andy Copeland) and has a new stepbrother Jake (Sean Paul Lockhart). Let’s just say, Keegan’s not a big fan of home or his family.

Aside from Celeste’s wedding six months prior, she is just days away from her wine business going public. The complex business transaction was facilitated by Keegan’s ex-boyfriend Eddy (Eduardo Rioseco) with whom Keegan still has a complicated relationship. Like any good melodrama, life for Keegan gets worse, he doesn’t trust new stepfather Adrian. Stepbrother Jake is now taking over as Celeste’s new favorite son. Let’s not stop there. Continuing to heap on the bad vibes, Keegan senses something is wrong (thanks in part to his incredible memory) with the whole situation, but he just can’t put his finger on the problem.

The Dark Place (2014)

Directed and Written by Jody Wheeler

Starring Blaise Godbe Lipman, Timo Descamps, Sean Paul Lockhart , etc.

Movie score: 7/10

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"…...thriller with gay leads."

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