The Dark ★★★

The template set out in Romero’s Martin and later resuscitated by Let the Right One In is surely beginning to wear thin by now, but this examination of a young sex abuse victim turned zombie is more sensitively handled than most of its ilk. Though it’s easy to imagine objections to the way that victimhood is depicted here, the film’s melding of genre elements and the arc from traumatic event to recovery struck me as well-handled. The slow pace might be a fairly considered a detriment, given that the film isn’t especially atmospheric or suspenseful.