The Darkness

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"Evil comes home"
  • PG-13
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 4.5  (17,092)
  • 27

The Darkness is a 2016 horror-thriller directed by Greg McLean and starring Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, and David Mazouz. The film follows the Taylor family, consisting of father Peter, mother Bronny, their teenage daughter Stephanie, and young son Michael, as they return home from a Grand Canyon vacation. Unbeknownst to them, Michael has brought back an ancient supernatural force, which begins to wreak havoc on their lives.

The movie starts innocently enough, with the family returning home and settling back into their routine. However, strange things start to happen, and it becomes clear that Michael's exploration of a forbidden cave during the vacation has brought back something malevolent. The family begins to experience unexplainable events, such as strange behavior from their pets and the discovery of strange symbols etched into the walls of their home.

As the story unfolds, we learn that this malevolent force is linked to the Taylor family's past. Peter has a dark secret that he has kept buried for years and is reluctant to talk about. The supernatural force manifests itself in the form of a Native American spirit, and it becomes evident that it will not stop until it enacts its revenge on the family.

The movie explores themes such as guilt, regret, and the consequences of not facing one's past. As the spirit begins to take hold of the family, it becomes clear that they may not survive unless they confront their past and find a way to stop the malevolent force.

The performances in the movie are strong, with Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell delivering solid performances as the parents dealing with the supernatural threat. David Mazouz, who plays Michael, also does a good job portraying a child who is dealing with forces beyond his understanding.

Visually, the movie is effective at creating a creepy and unsettling atmosphere. The use of shadows and darkness to create tension is prominent throughout, and the supernatural effects are used sparingly, which makes them all the more effective when they do occur.

Overall, The Darkness is a well-executed horror-thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. It is a movie that explores deeper themes than your typical horror fare, making it a satisfying watch for horror fans who enjoy a more nuanced story.

The Darkness is a 2016 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.5 and a MetaScore of 27.

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