This dark comedy stirs a balanced mix of sweet chuckles and rich, bloody goodness. Ok, enough of the chocolate puns. Dark Chocolate was awarded Audience Choice at the 48 Hour Film Festival, and with the dark turn it takes, we can see why.
“Having no control scares me,” explains director Bill Lyon of Gaff Tape & A Prayer. “Things like being stuck or restrained with no way out. I think a lot of people feel that way. There’s a moment like this for one of our characters that I think we did a good job of drawing out, to the point that it’s super uncomfortable. “
Lyon also starred as the comedic relief, young Sunny, who become the victim of the chocolatier’s dark passion. After having to eat an extreme amount of chocolate during production, Lyon only hopes his sacrifices pay off in audience laughter, “At the end of the day, it’s a horror-comedy. So if we can make people laugh AND feel uncomfortable at the same time, then we’ve done our jobs. It’s a goofy film & a little on the nose, but that seems to be what people enjoy about it.”
Would you like a treat? Dark Chocolate on Saturday, October first at The Oaks Theater! Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the lights will go down at 7:30 pm.