And Soon the Darkness (1970) Kino Lorber Classics Oct 15th 2019
Directed By: Robert Fuest
Starring: Pamela Franklin, Michele Dotrice, Sandor Eles
And Soon the Darkness (1970) is a film I wanted to see purely based on the fact it was directed by Robert Fuest who made, and I said this without ANY sense of smug irony, a near perfect film in The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971). But is it as good? The film opens with two British tourist bicycling through the remote French countryside. Cathy (Michele Dotrice) the more free-spirited girl decides to laze around in the country despite her friend Jane (Pamela Franklin) wanting to keep going. They have a fight and Jane leaves her friend in hopes she will catch up later. Now all alone Cathy slowly realizes she is being watched and later ends up missing. What started as an fun holiday starts to turn into a nightmare as Jane desperately searches for friend.
As always Troy is well researched and makes for a fun guide into the sleaze. Rounding out the features is a trailer and vintage radio spots.