Dark Circles

Dark Circles is a 2013 psychological horror film starring Johnathon Schaech and Pell James.

Dark Circles
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Directed byPaul Soter
Written byPaul Soter
Produced byAlan Amiel
Bobby Ranghelov
Courtney Solomon
StarringJohnathon Schaech
Pell James
CinematographyBrown Cooper
Yaron Levy
Edited byWilliam Leh
Music byBobby Tahouri
Distributed byAfter Dark Films (theatrical)
Lionsgate (USA, DVD)
Release date
  • May 21, 2013 (2013-05-21)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States


Alex (Johnathon Schaech) and Penny (Pell James) have decided to uproot themselves from their hectic city lives and move out to the country, believing that it will be better for their baby. The move is not without hesitation, as Penny is concerned that she will not be a fit mother for her baby while Alex can't help but wonder if it would have been better to remain in the city with his bandmates. Soon after they move, strange things begin to occur that cause them to wonder if the move was really the best idea.



Critical reception has been mixed.[1][2] Shock Till You Drop gave a mostly favorable review, writing that it was "a fun, creepy movie that depicts problems that every couple faces with new parenthood, just with a little paranormal activity thrown in the mix."[3] DVD Talk and Dread Central both gave mixed reviews, praising the film while also stating that it did have some issues.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Dark Circles". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  2. ^ Otters, Flay. "Dark Circles (2013) Review". Horror-Movies.ca. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  3. ^ Tullos, Amanda. "Review: Dark Circles". STYD. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Dark Circles (review)". Dread Central. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  5. ^ Rao, Rohit. "After Dark Originals Dark Circles (review)". DVD Talk. Retrieved 14 November 2014.

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