The movie opens with Monalisa Chinda’s character, Dr. Delphine, a doctor saying she wouldn’t be able to pick her son from the hospital due to her busy schedule. Her husband, Kayode Peters (Van Vicker) picks the son, Karl (Demarion Young) instead. The first thing that will strike you is the uncanny, almost eerie, resemblance between Van and Young.
In the second scene, we are greeted with the sight of Tracy (Rukky Sanda) driving into her compound, and her gateman, Akpan, greets her, but she doesn’t respond.
In the next scene, Dr. Delphine visits Tracy at home and tells her that though she may not recognise her, but she has come to sympathise with her over the death of her child. Even as she’s talking, Tracy rudely shuts the door.
In the following scene, Tracy’s guard brings a replacement for himself, as he would be travelling to his village for three weeks.
Meanwhile, Dr. Delphine bumps into Tracy at an amusement park. She introduces her husband, Kayode Peters, and Tracy, in turn, apologises for the rude way she behaved when Dr. Delphine visited her.
In the next scene, Tracy’s gateman greets her, and, she responds which is an unusual experience to see her talk. After she goes inside the house, the gateman gives thanks to God that his madam had finally started talking. (That part was exaggerated).
Tracy asks the gateman to come in and help her wash her bathroom, and he excitedly agrees. As he’s doing that, she hits him on the head with a sledge hammer and kills him.
The next scene shows Dr. Delphine trying to bond with her son, Karl, but he says he wants to go bed. It is apparent that her job has deprived her from having that mother-child relationship with him.
This soon leads to a row with her husband, as she tells him to call his child to order, but he also tells her that she’s never there for the both of them.
Dr. Delphine later calls Tracy in the dead of the night after the quarrel with her husband and says she needs someone to talk to as her mum is not picking her call. (This doesn’t make sense, as it is unrealistic and unprofessional. Why would a doctor seek for succor and comfort from a patient who is still obviously traumatised and mentally shaken. Besides, their relationship hadn’t grown to a point where they could be regarded as friends).
Further on in the movie, Dr. Delphine gets home late one night, and she starts calling her son, but the husband says she was supposed to pick him up from school. She says she sent him numerous calls and messages to pick their child up when she couldn’t make it. He replies that his phone is faulty.
They both race to the school, and when they get there, they are told that the child is no longer there.
Strangely, Tracy visits to symphatise with Dr. Delphine. She later brings her a Bible and says she needs to read it to cope through the trying times.
Meanwhile, on a day that Tracy goes to visit Dr. Delphine, the murdered gateman, Akpan’s friend jumps the fence and tries to look for him. In the course of the search, Tracy comes back into the house and asks him what he’s looking for. He says Akpan’s parents have been calling him and asking for his whereabouts. She then invites him in for a drink, and tells him that she wanted to have sex with Akpan, but he blackmailed her and ran away. Tracy tells him to make himself comfortable, and she eventually kills him too.
It is however revealed that Tracy is the one who has actually kept the Dr. Delphine’s child, Karl captive in her home.
Later, Kayode Peters calls Tracy and says he wants to talk to her that he’s in front of her house. He eventually goes in and they have sex. (This is also an unrealistic scene as they had no relationship prior to that time).
Tracy poisons Kayode, and tries to kill his son too but two police officers, Bolanle Ninolowo and IK Ogbonna come in at that time. They catch her in the process. Tracy says Dr. Delphine killed her child, and as a result, she’ll watch hers die in return.
She attempts to stab the boy, and the policemen had no choice but to shoot her dead.
Inasmuch as one appreciates the effort of Dark’s producers to make a movie with a dark and sinister plot, it was not properly executed. The film will be considered unrealistic by many. As it was mentioned earlier, it really doesn’t make sense for Kayode Peters to call Tracy whom he didn’t really have a relationship with prior to that time. Didn’t he have any other friends or family he could call, even if he needed company, instead of going to his wife’s patient? There also wasn’t enough background information about how Dr. Delphine contributed to the death of Tracy’s child that would warrant her wanting to kill Dr. Delphine;s son in return.
The only saving grace in the movie is the policemen used. They were well dressed with the proper costumes and guns. It makes one wish that Nigerian cops are actually dressed that way for real.
The movie is still showing in the cinemas, but it may put you in a dark mood as you might consider it a waste of money.