How do you say "This took a dark turn / This turned dark real quick/fast"?

Dictionaries offer "dunkel, finster, düster, freudlos", but I don't think these reflect the emotion behind the sentence.

  • Please imagegoogle düster. – Janka Sep 23 '19 at 23:28
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    Please add more context. Expressions can never be translated correctly without concrete context. – Christian Geiselmann Sep 25 '19 at 15:03

One of these adjectives describe it perfectly. I was surprised not to find this phrase in common dictionaries.

Das nahm eine düstere Wendung

Der Film ist plötzlich ziemlich düster geworden.
Die Geschichte nahm ohne Vorwarnung einen düsteren Verlauf.

  • Thank you! Having never heard of this word, I didn't think it would be suitable. – onqi Sep 24 '19 at 5:52

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