Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on your body. Not only does your head start swimming, but you feel listless, can get high blood pressure, and, in the case of After Dark Films’ “Dark Circles,” start hallucinating about strange goings-on. However, what you think is all in your head might be actually real.
After Dark Films begins their After Dark Originals 2 with “Dark Circles,” written and directed by Paul Soter, from the team Broken Lizard Infamy (“Club Dread,” “Super Troopers” and “Beerfest.” The film stars Pell James (“The Lincoln Lawyer”) and Jonathan Schaech (“That Thing You Do”).
Soter said of the film, “Hopefully this will serve as some kind of cinematic equivalent of birth control.”
Here’s the official synopsis of the film:
“When new parents Alex and Penny retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist. Persistent sightings of a strange woman has each of them wondering if they are suffering from hallucinations, or if their new home holds a dark, supernatural presence. As their fragile grasp on reality spirals into delirium, Alex and Penny find themselves nearly helpless to deal with the horrific truth of what is really going on in this house.”