‘Hello Darkness’ reminds me of old music… you know the song, “Hello darkness, my old friend”? Old folky hippy music from the days of yesteryear, but the movie is actually pretty decent sounding, unlike… old hippy folk music from the days of yesteryear. Except, well, the vampire in this movie was turned during the “angry, but groovy man, righteous far out, dude” years, in the 60’s. And he’s sort of a perpetual mama’s boy, who lives with a grandmotherly type that he never turned. And then he falls in love with a college student, who looks like kind of a snob, to be honest. But, don’t let that turn you away from it. It actually sounds halfway decent when you fancy up the language, and it really is kind of a more realistic plot, –especially since this is a vampire romance, and personally, I’m ready for a NEW vampire romance.
We found a synopsis for you from DreadCentral:
“Mark Cooper is an ordinary working-class man who became a vampire. He reached his prime in the early Sixties and, as a result of his conversion, never left it. Eternally young, he is the Angry Young Man preserved in amber. He lives in Newcastle, a town famed for its drunken excess, providing ideal feeding grounds. But the accidental death of a girl ends with a manhunt for a “Vampire Killer.”
Cooper lives with Rachel, his support for almost four decades, in an uneasy role somewhere between wife and mother. Long ago Cooper proposed to convert Rachel, but she chose to grow older while he remains eternally twenty-five. News that he’s a wanted man brings the tension in the house to breaking point.
On the prowl for victims, Cooper meets a beautiful posh student, Lucy. Entranced by her vivacity, he gets his overpowering first taste of blue blood.
But the union between Cooper and Lucy brews trouble; it brings out the staunch territorialism of Rachel and the snobbishness of Lucy’s friends. Meanwhile, the search for the Vampire Killer is intensifying. Cooper is driven into a crisis as he stares bleakly into eternity, and Lucy is forced to choose between the light moneyed world of her peers and the dark working class reality of her lover.”
So… an old lady going senile and a bunch of college kids going… Aero-postal…? It definitely sounds like this vampire is going to have serious issues with his new ladyfriend. I mean, the plot is pretty complicated, what with Rachel being girlfriend/wife/mommy and that’s going to be really weird maybe…? It kind of reminds me of how weird the relationship between Peter Pan and Wendy is in Hook, before Robin Williams grows up and makes out for a nanosecond with Julia Roberts… um… but yeah. Sounds like a fabulous movie. And I can’t wait to review it for you!