This movie is more a mystery than a horror movie, but don’t get it twisted; if you are unprepared, this movie hits like a horror movie. And thus, we review it this horror movie season!
This goes back a ways but Donnie Darko is simply one of my all time favourite movies and it works itself into my horror season viewing every year. Because, well, it does the trick to creep me out a bit. And I like that.
So here we go, lets talk about Donnie Darko, here is the official summary from IMDB: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
This is a great overview of the context of this movie and it truly sets a dark vibe that is chilling and mysterious. Every step of this movie is just a curve ball to the next event in the movie. The more you follow the story, the less you understand.
Have a broad view of and don’t follow to closely and you’ll see the bigger picture of this story and follow along easily. Its dark, gritty, and evil. With the right amount of horror to it to keep you on the edge of your seat, at least for your first viewing.
This chilling experience gets me going, so much so, that I think I might watch it a few times this horror season.