Dark Placesis a mystery film directed and written by Gilles Paquet-Brenner . It is based on the novelDark Placesby Gillian Flynn . It stars Charlize Theron , Christina Hendricks , Nicholas Hoult , and Chloë Grace Moretz .
and in the United States on August 7, 2015, by A24 Films .
Set in a farming town in Kansas,Dark Placesfollows Libby Day (Charlize Theron), the only surviving witness of a horrific massacre that took her mother and sisters. Believing the slaughter to be the work of a Satanic cult, Libby testifies in court against her own brother. Twenty-five years after the murder, she remains haunted by the gruesome violence of her past when she meets a group of amateur investigators who call themselves "The Kill Club." Looking to satisfy their morbid curiosity, the group begins its own inquiry about the case, believing that Libby's brother is innocent. To help them, Libby must unearth painful memories of the event and learn that her past may not be what it seems.