A genre-defining British horror movie from the 1970s, unusually shot on location in France and directed by Robert Fuest (The Abominable Dr. Phebes, Wuthering Heights), And Soon the Darkness is a unique and suspenseful thriller starring Pamela Franklin (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) and Michelle Dotrice (The Blood on Satan’s Claw).
Two young English nurses, Jane (Pamela Franklin) and Cathy (Michele Dotrice) embark on a cycling holiday in the French countryside. They happen upon a mysterious man, Paul (Sandor Eles), who seems interested in them. Cathy is intrigued by the man, but suspicious Jane wants to continue on the journey. The two split up but when Jane returns to the village where they are staying, her friend is nowhere to be found. Frantic, she searches for Cathy, but who can she trust, and will she find her in time?
And Soon The Darkness cleverly confounds expectations and extracts the maximum amount of suspense, sustaining jeopardy and a sense of claustrophobia despite the story all taking place in wide open spaces in complete daylight.
For the 2019 restoration of And Soon the Darkness, STUDIOCANAL went back to the original camera negative which was scanned and restored in 4K to produce a brand new HD master.