Darkness Falls

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"An eye for an eye. Your life for a tooth."
  • PG-13
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 5.0  (33,300)
  • 23

Darkness Falls is a thrilling horror movie released in 2003, directed by Jonathan Liebesman. The film features Chaney Kley, Emma Caulfield Ford, and Antony Burrows in lead roles. The movie starts with a young boy named Kyle Walsh, who lives in a small coastal town, Darkness Falls. One fateful night, Kyle was visited by a mysterious old lady, Matilda Dixon, who was the town's beloved dentist. The old lady gave him a special gift, a golden tooth, for being brave during his dental treatments. However, things took a dark turn when Matilda was accused of murdering two children shortly after her visit to Kyle.

As the townspeople lynched her, Matilda cursed the town, vowing to take revenge upon those who had wronged her. Before her death, she promised to haunt anyone who looked upon her face in the dark with the ferocity of a vengeful spirit.

Years later, Kyle suffers from a severe case of Nyctophobia, the fear of the dark. He's only able to find solace with the help of a makeshift flashlight, as he knows that darkness is the last thing he should be left alone in. One day, his old childhood friend, Caitlin Greene, visits him, seeking his help.

Caitlin's brother, Michael, has been traumatized by a recent powеr cut, and she believes it is related to the curse. Kyle is hesitant, knowing fully well what dark secrets lay buried in Darkness Falls, but he understands that he may be the only one who can help.

As Kyle revisits his hometown, he realizes that the curse is getting stronger, and the spirits of the dead are coming back to claim the lives of the guilty. The spirits of Matilda's victims are also unleashing a reign of terror, causing chaos in the town.

With the help of Caitlin, Kyle sets out to investigate the events unfolding in Darkness Falls. What follows is a gripping and terrifying adventure as they race against time to save themselves from the wrath of the cursed spirit of Matilda Dixon.

The film's director creates a gripping atmosphere, where the viewers are forced to experience the horror of the dark alongside the lead character, Kyle. The sound engineering is exceptional, adding to the eerie feel of the movie and the suspenseful plot.

The horror of Darkness Falls is enhanced by the presence of the antagonist, Matilda Dixon, a terrifying yet sympathetic figure. Chaney Kley's portrayal of Kyle's trauma is genuine and authentic, with his struggles with Nyctophobia being central to the plot. Emma Caulfield Ford's performance as Caitlin is empowering and relatable, a voice of reassurance in the face of fear.

The plot is well-written, cleverly incorporating the history and legends of the town into a cohesive plot. The movie creates a world of its own, one filled with intricate details and plot twists that keep the audience in anticipation.

In conclusion, Darkness Falls is a well-crafted horror movie, presenting a unique take on the genre. The movie achieves the delicate balance between jump scares, psychological horror, and character-driven storytelling. The movie's blend of terror, suspense, and story make it an excellent addition to any horror fan's collection.

Darkness Falls is a 2003 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0 and a MetaScore of 23.

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    5.0  (33,300)
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