Kevin Bacon faces handprints of doom in new trailer for The Darkness

Ghosts with dirty hands are causing a lot of problems for Kevin Bacon and family.

That seems to be a major part of the premise behind The Darkness, the latest entry from the Blumhouse horror factory (Insidious, The Purge), which has dropped its new trailer today.

Bacon stars as the head of a family who return home from a trip to the Grand Canyon and inadvertently bring some sort of supernatural presence back with them. They are confronted and attacked by the entity, whose calling card seems to be  handprints that it leaves all over everything, including the family members themselves. 


It's not revealed in the trailer if there's a backstory to that (I'm guessing yes) but it reminds me a little of the scene in The Blair Witch Project in which two of the characters find the abandoned house in the woods and spy children's handprints all over the walls.

Anyway, it looks like at least one of the children gets taken over by the entity, too, which means Bacon and wife, Radha Mitchell, are going to have to be very strict with this kid about washing his hands.

The Darkness is directed by Greg McLean, who made the unsettling Wolf Creek and the pretty intense monster alligator movie Rogue, so even if this looks a bit generic (as some of the Blumhouse films tend to do on first view), I'm willing to give it a shot. The Darkness opens on May 13.

(via The Playlist)

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