S. Darko

August 21st, 2009


S. Darko

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S. Darko

The story picks up seven years after the first film when little sister Samantha Darko and her best friend Corey are now 18 and on a roadtrip to Los Angeles when they are plagued by bizarre visions.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 3.8/10 (7,130 voted)

Director: Chris Fisher

Stars: Daveigh Chase, Briana Evigan, James Lafferty

July, 1995, the time is out of joint. Two teen girls, Sam and Corey, have left Virginia for L.A. to start over. Sam's brother has died and her family's shattered; Corey's too wild. They have car trouble in a small desert town, where Corey immediately starts her partying ways, where a meteorite strikes a windmill, and where a burned-out Desert Storm vet predicts the end of the world in four days. Sam hallucinates while sleepwalking, young men have disappeared from town, and cars come out of nowhere to cause accidents. Time travel may be possible, but it takes courage and resolve. Is the addled war veteran right? If he is, can Corey or Sam make things right?

Writers: Richard Kelly, Nathan Atkins

Daveigh Chase - Samantha
Briana Evigan - Corey
James Lafferty - Iraq Jack
Ed Westwick - Randy
Walter Platz - Frank
John Hawkes - Phil
Bret Roberts - Officer O'Dell
Jackson Rathbone - Jeremy
Elizabeth Berkley - Trudy
Barbara Tarbuck - Agatha
Matthew Davis - Pastor John
Nathan Stevens - Jeff
Ryan Templeman - Mike
Zulay Henao - Baelyn
JJ Neward - Co-Worker (as J.J. Neward)

Taglines: It's Time To Travel Forward


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 21 August 2009

Filming Locations: Delle, Utah, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: £777 (UK) (5 July 2009) (9 Screens)

Gross: $993,083 (Italy) (6 September 2009)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Water is a central element of time travel per Darko lore. Randy's red car is homage to Frank's red car from Donnie Darko. The painting in the church depicts an airplane with a missing engine, is another homage to Donnie Darko. But the painting was not created for the film, it already existed.

Anachronisms: Although the film is supposed to take place in the early 90s, several post-2000 model year cars can be seen as Randy and Sam bike through the town.

[first lines]
Corey: Only two more good mornings.
Sam: Only one more day.
Corey: We're so perfect.
Sam: Immaculate.

User Review

Should never have been made

Rating: 2/10

As huge fan of the first Donnie Darko I was very excited to see this. It was such a shame that the original director didn't make this film. The film is trashy and brings nothing new to the table. It take a handful of special effects and concepts from the first one and turns it into a crappy teen flick. The main characters made me cringe and after the first half an hour I thought this is a disgrace to the original film.

This film is not worth wasting your time on. The sad thing is that some people will see this film without seeing the original Donnie Darko. This film should never have been made.


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