'Dark Places' Movie Looks Even More Chilling Than 'Gone Girl' (VIDEO)

Gillian Flynn is a great storyteller of dark, mysterious tales which feature dysfunctional families. We saw this (and read it) in Gone Girl, and now her book Dark Places has been made into a movie starring Charlize Theron. The film follows Libby Day (Theron) as she investigates the Satanic-style murders of her mother and two sisters over 25 years after it happened. The murders occurred in the family home when Libby was just 8-years-old.

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The trailer features French subtitles since Dark Places is debuting in France on April 8. A U.S. release hasn't been scheduled yet, but they need to get on that because the film looks fantastic. 

Dark Places has less camp than Gone Girl and begins with the murders of Libby's mom (played by Christina Hendricks) and her two sisters. It's brutal at the start. And it's an 8-year-old Libby who tells investigators that her teenage brother Ben (played by Corey Stoll) is the killer. Ben gets sent to prison and over 25 years later, Libby starts questioning what she remembered as a little girl. Like Gone Girl, there are lots of flashbacks to help tell the story.

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One of the most intriguing things from this trailer is hearing Ben say to Libby that she is in prison as much as he is.

Flynn sure likes to write about people getting away with murder, family secrets and lies, and warped minds. Though Libby seems much different than Amazing Amy Elliott-Dunne, both women have their past haunting them, altering the way they live their lives. Flynn really uncovers the often ugly underbelly of society and our darkest thoughts -- like those horrifying stories we read about and cannot believe are true but sadly are. It's also a fascinating look at how the memories we have as children may not exactly be factual. This looks like it's a thriller not to be missed.

What do you think of the trailer for Dark Places?

 

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