Anti-Twilight Short Gets a “Dark” Sequel: An SML Review of “So Dark”

Legends change. But curses do not.

And vampires do not sparkle.

Those were the lessons from “So Pretty,” labeled the “anti-Twilight” story by Film School Rejects.

The highly-anticipated sequel, labeled “So Dark,” was released on June 4, 2013. In it, we see the return of Sean, the 200-year-old vampire with a vengeance to kill only those that deserve to die. Sean is captured by the Miami Police Department, presumably without too much of a fight. He finds himself in a race against time to escape before sunrise approaches.

Running at over twice the length of “So Pretty,” the pacing of the new film is broken up with flashbacks and cutaways that build on the first film without feeling slow or much longer. Featuring vampires, action, horror, and glimpses of a covert government agency designed to keep control of vampires, “So Dark” was shot on Red cameras by filmmaker Al Lougher.

“So Pretty” and “So Dark” are part of The Continuum, a series of internet short-films hosted and produced by indie-film entertainment network, Stage 5 TV. Watch “So Pretty” and “So Dark” below. And to see more from The Continuum, click here.


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Sarah G

What do you get when you cross a horror movie with a pile of books? She’s not always sure, but Sarah G is always there to find the connection. In the process, she has helped found a local nonprofit, started a satirical holiday, ticked off celebrities, and tried to purchase the lunar surface.