The pandemic-set, isolation horror/thriller Darkness in Tenement 45 from writer/director Nicole Groton (“The Melting Family”) will debut on all digital VOD platforms November 3.
Arriving during the most pivotal election in US history, Darkness in Tenement 45’s themes of power, corruption, and generational divide also make it the perfect election horror film.
The film had an impressive festival run, including screenings at Horrible Imaginings Film Festival (where it received runner-up for best Actress and best Screenplay), Big Apple Film Festival (where it received Best Feature Film), Sarasota Film Festival, Capital City Film Festival, Heartland Film Festival.
Joanna has been living with her overbearing Aunt Martha, in a low-income NYC tenement building ever since a violent outburst left her fighting a force that she can only describe as the “darkness.” Little did she know that weeks after moving in, a biological threat from the Soviet Union would leave the building boarded up and the tenants locked inside. With food dwindling and Martha’s controversial role as leader expanding, Joanna rallies the children in an attempt to save the building. Tensions come to a violent head when Martha delves into Joanna’s past and Joanna struggles to keep the darkness from overtaking her entirely.