The Rabid Dog’s House is a recurring feature at Wicked Horror where contributor Justin Steele uncovers hidden gems, lost classics, and overlooked indie offerings with a little bite. Flying solo or with his co-host Zena Dixon, he will discuss an array of topics covering film, literature, and television. Check out the latest installment below. In this episode we’re looking back at 1996’s Fall into Darkness!
Fall into Darkness is directed By Mark Sobel and stars Tatyani M. Ali, Jonathan Brandis, Charlotte Ross, and Sean Murray. Sharon McKay (Ali) is a studious piano player hoping to be accepted to Juilliard. After being welcomed into a group of friends that enjoy living on the edge, she inadvertently causes tension with leader Ann (Ross). A terrible loss hits the group of friends, and Ann decides that Sharon is to blame. She devises a risky plan to get Sharon in deep trouble, but once the plan is in action everybody is at a loss on which way to turn and who they can trust. Sharon teams up with Chad (Brandis) to solve the mystery which leads the pianist on a path to potentially losing her heart or her life.
Based on the Young Adult novel by Christopher Pike, Fall into Darkness is for horror fans that enjoy ‘90s thrills, a few twists, and some high-risk daredevil scenarios. Containing surprisingly touching performances and building suspense, this YA adaptation shows all the potential a made-for-TV thriller has to offer.