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OUT OF DARKNESS Trailer: A Paleolithic Tribe Faces a Mystical Danger in Stone Age Horror

As the new year approaches, many new tales of horror and dread await. One of them is director Andrew Cumming’s Stone Age nightmare, Out of Darkness. Originally known as “The Origin,” it takes place over 45,000 years ago and centers on a voyaging community seeking a new home, but soon find themselves being hunted down by a mysterious entity. It stars Safia Oakley-Green, Chuku Modu, Kit Young, Iola Evans, Luna Mwezi, and Arno Luening. The script is penned by Ruth Greenberg, with a story by her, Cumming, and producer Oliver Cassman. Executive producers are David Kaplan, Sam Intili, Leslie Finlay, and Kristin Irving. The film had its world premiere at last year’s BFI London Film Festival, and star Oakley-Green won the British Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Performance in the film. Blecker Street has released the official U.S. trailer ahead of its release in February.

Here’s the official synopsis:

A small boat reaches the shores of a raw and desolate landscape. A group of six have struggled across the narrow sea to find a new home. They are starving, desperate, and living 45,000 years ago. First they must find shelter, and they strike out across the tundra wastes towards the distant mountains that promise the abundant caves they need to survive. But when night falls, anticipation turns to fear and doubt as they realize they are not alone. Terrifying sounds suggest something monstrous at large in this landscape, something that could kill or steal them away. As relationships in the group fracture, the determination of one young woman reveals the terrible actions taken to survive.

Out of Darkness arrives in theaters February 9. See the trailer and poster below.

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M.J. O'Toole began writing for HtN in early 2021 during the Sundance Film Festival. An NYC native and lifelong cinephile, his favorite films include Chungking Express, The Three Colors Trilogy, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Lovers on the Bridge, and Midnight Cowboy. He is the Digital Marketing Manager for the agency 3rd Impression - working alongside Editor-at-large Matt Delman - that specializes in digital marketing for independent film. He holds a BA from Adelphi University and a Masters in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts. You can check out his portrait and street photography on Instagram.

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