How Dark They Prey (2022)

A first-person perspective opens this film from writing/directing pair Adam Ambrosio and Jamison M. Locascio, as an unseen figure enters a warehouse and shuts the door behind them. As screams are heard, the figure ventures deeper into the building before picking up a knife. The focus then turns to the sight of lit candles and a goblet, while the off-screen screams continue alongside someone chanting. This opening segment is meant to set the tone for the following film, yet what’s shown instead feels like a stale way of cutting costs.

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