Dark-Skies-US-PosterDark Skies marks the latest supernatural horror/thriller to emerge in the increasingly popular niche genre. Hitting the big screen in the US this Friday, Scott Stewart’s latest feature has the team from Paranormal Activity, Sinister, and Insidious behind it, and it’s no secret how well those films have done in recent years.

The first trailer surfaced late last year, giving us a good look at what should be another solid entry in the genre. And yesterday saw the release of the hi-res UK quad poster. And to follow it, we’ve got the new US poster, with an eerie young boy front and centre.

“From the producers of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs.

As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barret family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family.”

Keri Russell takes the lead, starring alongside Josh Hamilton, J.K. Simmons, Annie Thurman, Dakota Goyo, and Trevor St. John.

Stewart is directing from his own script, with Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity) producing alongside executive producers Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Insidious) and Charles Layton (Sinister).

Blum has of course had a fantastic track record in recent years, with Paranormal Activity really putting his name on the map in the low-budget horror genre. The niche has quickly exploded, and Dark Skies looks to be shaping up nicely as the latest entry.

Dark Skies will be released in the US this Friday, 22nd February, and has its UK release date set a little later on 5th April. (By which time, we may well see a new UK poster emerge with ‘#1 US horror movie’ adorning it nicely, if the film opens to strong numbers this weekend.)


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Kenji Lloyd
Since graduating, I spend as much time as possible watching films/TV shows, reading books, and listening to music. So getting to write about what I love is nothing short of awesome. Biggest film-related hope for 2014/ever: Guy Ritchie announcing the RocknRolla sequel is finally moving forward.