Somebody’s Darling is an independent psychological horror film that’s been hitting the genre festival circuit. This film takes aim at rape culture and peer pressure among college-aged youths and traditional fraternity/sorority ways. Catch the trailer, above.
What is wrong with Christian Roane? Mystical visions haunt this crumbling fraternity president as he broods over a feisty intelligent coed named Sarah Stein. Culminating in shocking revelation, his pursuit of her spirals into obsession and hints of violent potential. His brothers, normally distracted by their hedonistic lifestyle, prepare to intervene to protect their overriding clandestine agenda.
The film is the directorial debut of Sharad Kant Patel, who also wrote the screenplay and served as editor. Somebody’s Darling took home the Jury prize for Best Feature at Comicpalooza, Best Horror Feature Film at the Subversive Film Awards and Best International Film at the Feratum Film Festival.
The film stars Paul Galvan, Jessa Faye Settles, Fred Parker, Kristen Tucker, Matt Tramel, Cathy Baron and Monique Cortez.
More from the press release:
A brooding mysterious fraternity president becomes obsessed with a coed despite having it all in his privileged existence. What begins as a hopeful romance twists into obsession, and he risks his social standing in his pursuit of her heart. It seems that a positive change of character might bloom as he drifts away from the misogynistic, hedonist ways of his frat brothers.
But a dark secret seems to cloak it all, and glimpses of truth surface in his surreal visions and dreams. Huge and horrible revelations mark the violent finale of this retro-styled, psychological, horror drama touching upon current issues of date rape culture, southern history, and privilege.