Darkness Falls

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  • R
  • 1999
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.5  (566)

Darkness Falls is a supernatural thriller that was released in 1999. The movie sees the return of a young man to his childhood town where he must confront the demons that have haunted him ever since his mother passed away when he was a child. Directed by Gerry Lively, with a script by Mark Ezra, the film stars Sherilyn Fenn, Ray Winstone, and Tim Dutton.

The story of Darkness Falls centers on Michael (played by Tim Dutton), a young man who returns to his hometown after 20 years away. When he was a child, Michael's mother fell to her death from a lighthouse while she was trying to save her son from an unknown attacker. Since then, Michael has been haunted by the belief that the Attacker was a supernatural figure who lives in the dark corners of the world.

As soon as Michael arrives in town, the darkness begins to close in on him again. A string of gruesome murders starts to rock the small town, and when an old friend turns up dead, Michael begins to suspect that the Attacker has returned to finish what was started 20 years ago. He tries to convince the locals that there is a malevolent force at work, but nobody believes him, and soon he's left to fend for himself against an all-consuming darkness.

The only person who does believe Michael's story is a mysterious woman named Madeleine (played by Sherilyn Fenn). Madeleine is a psychic who has been haunted by visions of Michael's mother's death for years, and she recognizes the danger that Michael is in. Together, the two of them embark on a quest to uncover the truth about the Attacker and put an end to its reign of terror.

The pair is aided by a grizzled old detective named John (played by Ray Winstone), who is initially skeptical of Michael's claims but eventually comes around to the idea that something supernatural is at play. John is a hardened cop who has seen it all, but even he is unprepared for the horrors that he will have to face in order to stop the Attacker.

As Michael, Madeleine, and John get closer to the truth, they realize that the key to stopping the Attacker lies in confronting the darkness that lies within themselves. Michael must face his own guilt over his mother's death and his fear of the dark, while Madeleine must confront the demons that have been haunting her for years. Only by confronting their own inner darkness can they hope to defeat the evil that stalks them.

Darkness Falls is a moody and atmospheric thriller that delivers on its promise of scares and suspense. While the film may not reinvent the horror genre, it does a solid job of delivering a creepy and engaging story that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats. The performances by Sherilyn Fenn, Ray Winstone, and Tim Dutton are all strong, and the film's visuals and sound design create a suitably eerie atmosphere that will leave audiences feeling unnerved.

Overall, Darkness Falls is a solid supernatural thriller that is well worth a watch for fans of the genre. While it may not be a groundbreaking film, it delivers on its promise of scares and suspense and will leave viewers with a lingering sense of unease long after the credits have rolled.

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    5.5  (566)