If ‘Gone Girl’ had you on the edge of your seat, this is one to watch.

David Fincher, director of Gone Girl, is back.

And this time he’s bringing with him a few thousand of your worst nightmares.

After all the critical acclaim and Oscar buzz that followed Gone Girl, the next adaptation from author Gillian Flynn, Dark Places, is ready to take you to some, well, very dark places.

The film tells the story of Libby Day (Charlize Theron) who was only 7-years-old when her mother and two sisters were murdered – supposedly by her brother. After fleeing the family home (and losing some toes and fingers in the process, yuck), Libby survives long enough to doubt her brother’s guilt.

It’s eerie, it’s heart-racing and it seems to be more True Detective than it is Gone Girl.

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Dark Places will be Charlize Theron’s second big film of the season, after an incredible performance in the pro-feminist Mad Max: Fury Road. But what has us really interested is Theron’s inspiration for her Dark Places character.

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Charlize Theron as Libby Day. Image via YouTube.

Speaking with the French TV network TF1, Theron revealed that when she was 15 her father attacked her mother who in turn shot him to death in self-defense. No charges were ever filed.

Frightening, no?

If Gillian Flynn has taught as anything, it’s to pay attention to what is left untold.

Are you looking forward to seeing Dark Places?

Looking for more movie reviews? Try these:

Spy movie review: 5 reasons it’s a must-see.

Fifty Shades of Grey review by Rosie Waterland.

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