The Dark Red
Director: Dan Bush Run Time: 101 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2019
Starring: April Billingsley, Kelsey Scott, Conal Byrne
The Dark Red is the story of Sybil Warren (April Billingsley), a seemingly mentally disturbed woman who’s confined to a psychiatric hospital, convinced that a cult kidnapped her newborn baby in order to harness its telepathic powers. Told mostly through a series of flashbacks as Sybil recounts her story to the doctor assigned to her case, the audience is led down a trail of mystery involving secret rituals, double-crosses on top of double-crosses, and an evil conspiracy that seems too impossible to be true. All the while, director Bush keeps the validity of Sybil’s story intentionally obfuscating – is she telling (some of) the truth, or is she truly delusional?