I don’t like movies that are dark just to be dark. If the story calls for it, fine, and there darker stories I actually enjoy. However, being dark is not instantly good and when someone praises a movie for how dark it is I want to smack them. So what makes a good dark story? First, we need to understand what a dark story actually is versus what these lovers of “dark” think it is. Author Cheah Kit Sun weighs in on what he thinks it means.