Take Back the Night: Social Commentary Creature Feature

By RodneyHatfieldJr for Movies

A new avenue for a classic horror genre. Indie Dark Sky Film’s Take Back the Night explores the very traumatic and fall-out of assault while combining it with a creature feature. We have a young woman who is assaulted by a monster. Afterward, she can’t get the courts or even other women to believe the assault she has been through. It ends up with her going to find and kill the beast. 

The official synopsis goes like this:

Finding herself the victim of a violent monster attack, Jane Doe launches a vigilante campaign to hunt the beast that tried to kill her. Jane’s efforts intensify, but her troubling history of drug use and mental illness bubbles to the surface causing her family, community, and authorities to question the authenticity of her account. Suddenly alone in her fight, Jane starts to doubt her own memory of the attack…to doubt if Monster exists at all.

There seems to be a lot of allegory and symbolism going on in Take Back the Night. The material feels very personal and from a raw place. Take Back the Night arrives in theaters and on digital March 4.

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