Hey gang, Valkor here. I paused with TOV to do some work behind the scenes; yours truly goofed in some areas when working with the new design. And now things appear to be... mostly up to snuff. With that out of the way, let’s jump right into this next TOV MediaView nugget of a film called Darkest Edge. It has such a cool title. But the film itself is rather lacking in just about anything entertaining. Spoilers ahead, but it doesn’t matter.
Darkest Edge centers on investigative reporter Mark (Christopher Rowley), who is going through a rough period in his life. He lost his sister, developed a bad drinking habit, he and his wife are on the oust, and he’s on the verge of losing his job because he’s a drunk. His only saving grace is to nail his next piece, which involves an expose into a hospital in Dayton. Mark appears to be familiar with the hospital and the rumors centered on it about some strange stuff happening there. However, as he delves further into the facility, he comes to realize that he’s more connected to it than he once thought. Ultimately, his father (whom Mark thought was dead all his life), was alive and kept in the hospital for testing and such. So Mark and his father reconnect and in the end he gets to spend time with his kid, and all is right with the world. It’s all pretty... uneventful. Like, there are no ghosts, no one is murdered, no one goes completely insane, nothing at all! The film has a happy ending, but is it really worth the 85 minute journey? Not really.
Darkest Edge deals a lot with alcoholism, because of Mark’s heavy drinking and the downward spiral in his life. It’s something that many, including myself, can relate. Not me personally, but I’ve known and lost those affected by it. All I can say is, drink responsibly! Because this film might drive you to drink. I know I had a couple of shots afterwards. And now, on with the TOV Breakdown.
To start things off, Darkest Edge is a slow-paced, uneventful, and downright boring film. From beginning to end, nothing happens that makes sitting through this film worthwhile. I was expecting maybe ghosts or even a few crazy patients running around and killing people. But when none of that happened, it left me reaching for something exciting to watch. The acting was just so-so, but with these indie types, I was expecting nothing Oscar worthy. In the end, don’t get sucked into Darkest Edge just from its cover; sure it looks haunting and dramatic, but what’s inside will have you dozing off into dreamland midway.
Darkest Edge is available now, and you can find it on digital services such as Amazon Instant, Google Play Store, or Tubi. But if you’re interested, go with Tubi; at least you’ll save some cash (there are ads). Otherwise, I’m giving this one a hard pass, steer clear, and don’t waste your time. So, out of TOV 5 stars, I’m giving Darkest Edge a 1.