GenreComedy, Horror, Thriller Running time1h 27m ScreenplayJames Townsend CountryUnited States
Release dateFebruary 5, 2014 (2014-02-05) CastSean Paul Lockhart (Jonathan), Ronnie Kroell (Brett), Nick Airus (Vlad), Kyle Blitch (Skylar), Sean Benedict (Brendan's Lover), James Townsend (Brendan) Similar moviesSean Paul Lockhart appears in Kissing Darkness and directed Triple Crossed
TaglineLove has never been so cruel
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Kissing Darkness is a horror-thriller comedy film directed and written by James Townsend. It stars Kyle Blitch, Ronnie Kroell, Sean Paul Lockhart, Daniel Berilla, Griffin Marc and Nick Airus. The film was shot in Southern California in late summer 2012.
A group of college boys, bored with the every day "gay life" of LA, decide to skip Pride weekend in exchange for a camping trip in the woods. Quickly overcome with boredom in their new surroundings, the boys venture into a game that ultimately unleashes the vengeful spirit of a local legend known as Malice Valeria. Overcome by her deadly plan of tainted love and her thirst to take back what was lost long ago, the boys must now band together before they fall victim to the poisons of a broken heart.
Ronnie Kroell as Brett
Sean Paul Lockhart as Jonathan
Nick Airus as Vlad
Kyle Blitch as Skylar
James Townsend as Brendan
Daniel Berilla as Ashton
Marc Griffin as Keith
Sean Benedict as Brendan's Lover
Ish Bermudez as Vampire Victim
Roger Duplease as Fiance
Griffin Marc as Keith
Allusia Alusia as Lesbian #1
Kyan Loredo as Best Friend
Misty Violet as Lesbian #2
The film had been in and out of production since 2006. The fourth attempt made it a reality. Donna Michelle, sister of writer/director, James Townsend, was originally slated to play the role of Malice Valeria. Townsend was originally supposed to play the lead role of Brett. However, once production was on the fast track, he stepped down from the role, only allowing himself to accept the much smaller role of Brendan. The film originally was slated to star Benjamin Gilbert (aka Caleb Carter). After Gilbert's death in February 2009, the film was put on hold. In 2012, Daniel Berilla was included by Townsend despite some initial reluctance by the producers.