"Hold the Dark" is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Jeremy Saulnier.
The starring cast includes Jeffrey Wright as Russell Core, Alexander Skarsgård as Vernon Slone, James Badge Dale as Donald Marium, Riley Keough as Medora Slone, Julian Black Antelope as Cheeon, Beckam Crawford as Bailey, Tantoo Cardinal as Illanaq, Macon Blair as Shan, Peter McRobbie as Hunter John, Jonathan Whitesell as Arnie and others.

Here are "Hold the Dark" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Hold the Dark movie?

Netflix on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 released the trailer for "Hold the Dark" you can watch here:
Hold The Dark | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is Hold the Dark movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Hold the Dark" movie plot summary.

In December 2004, Russell Core (Jeffrey Wright), a writer who studies wolf behavior, is summoned to the village of Keelut, Alaska by Medora Slone (Riley Keough). Medora wants him to hunt down the wolves blamed for the disappearance of three small children, including her 6-year-old son Bailey (Beckam Crawford). Core stays at her house, and unsuccessfully tries to convince her that this is not wolf behavior. Medora tells him that there is darkness there, and tells him of a hot springs to the north of town, which is the only warm place she's ever known. She also says her husband is away fighting in the war, and that he told her he would never leave her. In the middle of the night, Core wakes and sees Medora scrubbing her skin in the bath. When she is finished, she lays down naked next to Core without saying anything and puts his hand on her neck.
Medora's husband Vernon (Alexander Skarsgård), overseas in Iraq, returns gun fire on Iraqi insurgents. Stationed at a checkpoint when shooting breaks out, Vernon rescues a local woman raped by another American, wounds him with a knife and hands the bloodied knife to the woman. Leaving the house, he is ambushed and shot, but survives. As he is air-lifted away, Vernon mumbles Bailey's name.
In the morning, Core set off to track the wolves, and meets Illanaq (Tantoo Cardinal), an old native woman who tells him he is going the wrong way, and that Medora 'knows evil'. Core finds the hot springs Medora mentioned, and spots a pack of wolves eating their young. Unwilling to shoot them, Core returns to Keelut. At the Slone house, he finds Medora missing and discovers Bailey's frozen, strangled body in the cellar. The police investigate, and native villagers claim Medora is possessed by a wolf-demon called a tournaq.


Who plays who in the Hold the Dark movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Hold the Dark" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Jeffrey Wright  as Russell Core
Alexander Skarsgård  as Vernon Slone
James Badge Dale  as Donald Marium
Riley Keough  as Medora Slone
Julian Black Antelope  as Cheeon
Beckam Crawford  as Bailey
Tantoo Cardinal  as Illanaq
Macon Blair  as Shan
Peter McRobbie  as Hunter John
Jonathan Whitesell  as Arnie
Bobbi Jaye  as Amy Core
Michael Tayles  as Clerk
Issac Bird  as Yup'ik Teen
Joseph Whitebird  as Yup'ik Man
Zandus Snow  as Yup'ik Boy
Conor Boru  as Corporal
Anabel Kutay  as Iraqi Woman
Emmanuel Imani  as Medic
Clarence Hoof  as Yup'ik Prayer 1
Savannah Bird  as Yup'ik Prayer 2
Karen Powderface  as Yup'ik Prayer 3
Eric Keenleyside  as Big Deputy
Ryan Irving  as Young Deputy
Brian Martell  as Coroner
Sean Hoy  as Old Timer Deputy
Savonna Spracklin  as Susan
Makambe Simamba  as Nurse
Gabriel Cross  as Crying Cop
Lonni Olson  as Angry Cop On Radio
Barb Mitchell  as ER doctor
Vanessa Holmes  as Frantic Wife
Maureen Thomas  as Innkeeper
Amanda Burke  as Slone's Mother

Release date

When is Hold the Dark movie release date?

"Hold the Dark" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 12, 2018 (TIFF) and on September 28, 2018 (worldwide) distributing by Netflix.


What are Hold the Dark filming details?

The duration of the film is 125 minutes.

Principal photography began on February 27, 2017, and concluded on April 26, 2017.


What are critics and audiences saying about Hold the Dark movie?

"Hold the Dark" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 70/100. But the audience dislikes the film.

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