S. Darko (2009, USA) C-103m. ** D: Chris Fisher. Starring Daveigh Chase, Briana Evigan, James Lafferty, Ed Westwick, Walter Platz, Elizabeth Berkley. Atmospheric follow-up to the cult hit DONNIE DARKO (2001) about Donnie's sister Samantha (Chase) who drfits across the country with her friend Evigan. And guess what: The world is about to end, and it'll all happen in a small town in the middle of nowhere. Road movie fantasy has the original's touch, and with a good, hypnotic score manages to draw you in, although plot twists make little sense. A throwback to Twin Peaks days (which isn't all that bad). Production design by Alfred Sole (COMMUNION). Released directly to video.

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