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The horror genre is rife with awful and evil parents permanently scarring their children, from Norma Bates and Margaret White to Pamela Voorhees, and several more. An intriguing new film from IFC, DARK TOUCH, touches on many of these themes, including a horrifying portrait of child abuse, as a girl is haunted by her past, and untold demons. The film, from Marina de Van, is now available on VOD and available on SundanceNOW.

We’re thrilled to offer you the chance to see this film for free by entering this week’s contest on FM. One lucky horror fan will get the chance to see this film for free. All you have to do to enter this unique giveaway, is tweet @FMWolfmandy your favorite (or least favorite) mother and/or father from a horror movie. A random winner will be selected by Wednesday 12 PM PT, and an online code for the screener will be sent your way!

For more information on DARK TOUCH, the synopsis is below, as well as a trailer, movie clip, stills and posters.


In a remote town in Ireland, eleven-year-old Neve finds herself the sole survivor of a bloody massacre that killed her parents and younger brother. Suspecting a gang of homicidal vandals, the police ignore Neve’s explanation that the house is the culprit. To help ease her trauma, dutiful neighbors Nat and Lucas take her in with the supervision of a social worker. Neve has trouble finding peace with the wholesome and nurturing couple, and horrific danger continues to manifest. Haunted objects, an eerie score and a moody, oneiric look complement this intense and frightening peek into child abuse and the searing imagination of writer/director Marina de Van.

The cast includes Missy Keating, Marcella Plunkett, Padraic Delaney, Catherin Walker, Richard Dormer, Charlotte Flyvholm, Stephen Wall, Susie Power, Ella Hayes, Robert Donnelly, Art Parkinson, Mark Huberman, Olgy Wehrly, Laoise Murphy and Clare Barrett.

DARK TOUCH is now available on VOD, and can be seen on Cable VOD, SundanceNOW and other digital outlets (iTunes, Amazon Streaming, PS3 Playstation Unlimited, XBOX Zune, Google PLAY and YouTube).