The plot sees the seven-year-old Libby Day witness the murder of her family, seemingly the work of a Satanic cult, and testify against her own brother (Corey Stoll) as the murderer. Fast forward 25 years and the grown-up Day (Charlize Theron) has to face some unpleasant facts about the case. Approached by Nicholas Hoult's (Warm Bodies) vigilante sleuths the Kill Club, she is forced to re-evaluate her original version of events.
Coming from Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn, this is, as you might expect, a weighty, danger filled tale filled with revelations and protagonists who might not know have all the facts to begin with. And with Theron, Hoult, Stoll and more involved, it certainly promises to be another compelling thriller.
With Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass), Christina Hendricks (Drive) and Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos) in the cast, Dark Places arrives in US cinemas on 7 August but has yet to receive a UK release date.