Gillian Flynn’s ‘Dark Places’ Receives Negative Remarks Unlike ‘Gone Girl’

By Poonam Singh | 1 year ago
Gillian Flynn’s ‘Dark Places’ Receives Negative Remarks Unlike ‘Gone Girl’

The film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2009 novel “Dark Places” is out for everyone, the book which was written by her three years before publishing “Gone Girl.” “Dark Places” is the story of a woman, who witnessed her entire family’s murder as a teenager. How will it fare with the audience compared to the success of the movie adaptation of “Gone Girl?”

Libby Day, played by Charlize Theron, is the main protagonist in the “Dark Places” movie. Libby starts searching for the real killer behind the murder of her family members, with the help of a secret society named “Kill Club.” Libby initially thought that her brother was behind her family’s killing, but she later on realizes that there’s much to their deaths than she knows. Being a sole survivor of the massacre, Libby spent 25 years of her life doing nothing but when a person questions about her past, she starts seeing things in a different way.


Written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, the movie is totally different from “Gone Girl” but has an unbelievable twist. It is full of different things like satanic rituals, people obsessed with serial killers, child molestation accusations and a brutal family massacre on which the entire film is based on.

In an interview with ABC News, Flynn said, “her twist came from not outlining or writing in any sort of efficient manner.”

“Literally when I was writing it, I was, you know, 30 pages from the end, going like, ’I wonder who did it?” she further added.

No doubt, the movie is not getting good reviews like “Gone Girl” but expecting the same from a totally different story line is wrong. Like “Gone Girl,” the “Dark Places” movie also has an amazing star cast. Nicholas Hoult, Chloë Grace Moretz, Tye Sheridan, Sterling Jerins, Corey Stoll and Christina Hendricks are seen playing important roles in the movie.

Well, it is not clear how much appreciation this adaptation will get but one thing sure is that Flynn has something cooking in her mind. Rumors are rife that the writer is planning to bring her debut novel “Sharp Objects” to the small screens. We can only wait for the next surprise.

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