Darkness Falls

Darkness Falls

Jonathan Liebesman (2003)

82min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This risible slice of low-grade horror hokum has two attractive 20-somethings and a nine-year-old Haley Joel Osment lookalike terrorised by "The Tooth Fairy", the legendary witch of small New England town, Darkness Falls. In a gimmick stolen from the infinitely better Pitch Black, the airborne harridan can only survive in the dark - cue much lurking in the shadows and a dénouement set in a lighthouse, of all places. Given that when we do finally see the creature, it resembles a bedraggled scarecrow on a piece of string, the murky lighting is no bad thing. The biggest shock of the film is that the limp effects are by the usually excellent Stan Winston, the man responsible for the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park. Laughably bad.

Summary

A man faces his darkest childhood fears when a malevolent being sets its sights on a friend's little brother, and he returns to his home town to confront the vengeful spirit of an elderly, eccentric woman who was unjustly lynched 150 years earlier on suspicion of murder. Horror, starring Chaney Kley, Emma Caulfield and Joshua Anderson.

Cast & Crew

Kyle Walsh Chaney Kley
Caitlin Emma Caulfield
Young Kyle Walsh Joshua Anderson
Michael Lee Cormie
Matt Sullivan Stapleton
Dr Murphy Steve Mouzakis
Larry Fleishman Grant Piro
Lauren Kestie Morassi
Director Jonathan Liebesman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia TriStarGuidance: Contains violence and swearing.Available on: video and DVD
Drama