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The Darkness of the Road film Review

The Darkness of the Road is a film by Eduardo Rodriguez starring Najarra Townsend, Leah Lauren. Siri (Najarra Townsend) is a mother of a sick child and on a road trip that will change their lives forever.

On a dark highway, Siri stops for gas and some road trip supplies. A chance meeting with a young woman Iris (Leah Lauren) who is asking for a ride. Siri tells her she can’t help her until Iris helps her out when her car won’t start she has a change of heart.

Together they set out in the dark desert road not far from the gas station the car stalls out. Just this road is not like any other Siri checks on her daughter only to find she is gone from the backseat. Sending Siri into a panic state Iris and her start to look for her. Siri begins to see and things and in a dream-like state, We get lost in what is real and what is not. Siri and Iris begin to talk Siri tells Iris her daughter is very sick and needs her medications. Iris opens up about the loss of her child and they bond over finding Eve.

Things are not what they seem with them both and we get a lot of flashbacks and visions. The truth will be uncovered and what happened to Eve. This film was a trip to watch a bit of a slow start but it picks up fast. The dream-like visions and flashbacks are key to piecing the whole story together. Who is Iris really and what really happened to Eve will unfold. Overall I give this one a 7.5 out of 10 the story is well written and will hook you into it. A spoiler-free review this is you must watch to see the story unfold and find the truth. The only downside to me was the slow burn to start but it is short-lived. Out on DVD, Digital, and On-Demand December 14th.