A young woman is committed to a psychiatric hospital claiming that her newborn has been abducted by a secret society called the Dark Red -- an ancient, underground cult that harvests and controls an incredibly rare blood type that gives one the power to hear and guide another person’s thoughts. She says that she is special: that she carries a pure and powerful strain of the blood like nothing seen before, and that the society sees her and her child as its next evolution — or perhaps its greatest threat, should she turn against them.
Is the Dark Red entirely a figment of her imagination — a complex coping mechanism to overcome a terrible personal tragedy — or is there some truth behind her story?
“Genuinely unsettling and chilling, The Dark Red is a tour-de-force piece of genre cinema that deserves to become much more than just a cult classic.” – Entertainment Focus
“A solid entry in the childbirth-related–horror subgenre, bolstered by Billingsley’s riveting performance and crackerjack editing and impressive direction from Bush.” – Diabolique Magazine
“The Dark Red is a smart little film with a more sophisticated understanding of its subject matter and more to say than past stories of this sort might lead you to expect.” - Eye for Film