Open a private tab on your browser and check out this clip from upcoming psychological thriller, The Darkest Thing: Paraphrenia! There’s no nudity or anything, but you don’t want your work computer to know that you’ve been visiting the… Dark Web.
Written and directed by Filip Halo and shot on location in Germany, The Darkest Nothing: Paraphrenia tells the story of Judy, a mental patient with a fixation on dark and violent images. She’s obsessed with the Dark Web, a term for the parts of the internet where anything goes. Her psychiatrist, William, seeks to treat her with a sort of immersion therapy. Judy will have to piece together what she learns from this and her own past to unravel a mystery.
I know what you’re thinking, and don’t worry. I already looked up Paraphrenia on Wikipedia. It’s a mental disorder that’s like being paranoid, but without changing the patient’s personality or intelligence.
Based on the clip above and the film’s teaser trailer, it seems like The Darkest Nothing: Paraphrenia has some shades of Saw and V/H/S Viral, but with one of the six drummers from Slipknot running the show. That sounds super interesting, and I can’t wait to see more.
Details on the film are scarce, but based on everything available, this is going to be a psychological thriller that’s heavy on the “psychological.”
When I was in college, I took a class called Writing for Digital Media. The professor, who loved TED Talks, always talked about the scariest place on the internet, The Dark Web. He said that The Dark Web was where you could go to hire hitmen or buy drugs. One day, the girl who sat next to me typed “how can I get to the dark web” into Google. I guess I admire her boldness. Most of the class was logged into Facebook, so at least she was paying attention to the lecture.
For links that you *can* trust, check out the film’s website, Facebook, and IMDb pages. For more information on The Darkest Nothing: Paraphrenia, including a release date when it’s announced, keep your homepage locked right here.