By Chadwick Matlin
At what point does a movie stop being a movie? In the Darkness, Hulu’s first fictional “movie,” which had its online premiere last week, may not qualify. Darkness is 60 minutes long, was shot in five days, stars no-name actors, and for its first four weeks will be distributed only online.
Whatever it is, In the Darkness shows us yet another possible future for entertainment: one where movies turn the Web into their personal theaters. As usual, we can blame this new business model on the financial crisis. (more…)
In a world of increasing technology and decreasing paper, few might expect one of the most technologically progressive industries might be making some adjustments of its own in order to avoid obsolescence.
Among the innovations of Mattoid Entertainment’s “In the Darkness” is its status as the first film to be premiered on Hulu.
This sort of release has been termed a “digital distribution” and might be the way of the future in the world of cinema. (more…)
Last week, the full-length trailer for “In The Darkness” premiered on Hulu, building momentum for the film’s March 30 release date.
We at IndieFlix have not seen the movie yet, but the anticipation is mounting. The trailer makes the film look more and more like a hybrid of The X-Files Law & Order every day, which, if my daytime TV rerun indulgences could suggest, might be a winning combination. (more…)