Darclight Films

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Darclight Films is the edgy genre-driven division of Arclight Films.

1st Logo (November 3, 2005-January 15, 2008)

Logo: We see a light at the center and the word "DARCLIGHT" at the bottom-right. The light moves from left to right, then right to left, until it gets out of control and moves into other places. It comes to stop when it shines through the "LIGHT", as it morphs into the print logo, which it pulsates in blur twice like the blink of an eye.

Technique: The light.

Music/Sounds: An ominous warbling synth, ending with two waterdrops when logo pulsates twice.

Availability: Appeared on Wolf Creek, Already Dead, and Beowulf and Grendel.

2nd Logo (February 5, 2008-)

Logo: On a black background, we see wind, blowing at the screen from left to the right, while the word "DARCLIGHT" emerges from the wind, and then the wind disappears. The logo that pulsates in blur a few times, while the letters from the company name, zooms out from letter by letter in a blurry effect..

Technique: The wind, the pulsates, the zooming out, the blurring.

Music/Sounds: A blurry theme, followed by tinkling sounds when the word "DARCLIGHT" morphs from the wind. On some movies, it's silent.

Availability: Uncommon. Debuted on Storm Warning and was seen on Long Weekend, The Loved Ones, Acolytes, Grave Encounters, and some other Australian prints from this era.