Monday, March 15, 2010

Movie Monday - Darkness Falls

Darkness Falls

Darkness Falls (2003)

[Chaney Kley; Emma Caulfield; Lee Cormie; Grant Piro; Sullivan Stapleton; Steve Mouzakis]

Plot: When Kyle was a kid, he claimed he woke up from sleep to find the Tooth Fairy about to kill him. From then on, everyone figured him for a loony -- except his childhood sweetheart, Caitlin, and her brother, Michael. When Kyle returns to his hometown, it seems he wasn't so crazy, after all: An undefinable evil has settled in the town of Darkness Falls, and Kyle must save everyone from it.

Yeah, I wanted to like this one. Seemed like it had everything in place to be a great little horror flick.

And I just couldn't get too into it. The acting was weak, but so was the writing, or the actual plot. Just too many moments of shaking my head where I should have been jumping out of my seat. Maybe if it was remade with a tighter script or a better cast. I don't know.

Recommended for die-hard horror fans or completists, but the rest of you can find something better to do with your time.


  1. Yeah, it was too run-of-the-mill. There was another one similar to this one not too long ago... if I could remember its name, I'd warn you against it.

    Then again, who am I talking to? You've probably already seen it!

  2. I actually like this film, but enjoyed your review.

  3. you are breaking my heart wings...had such hopes...

  4. Caffeinated Joe said,"Recommended for die-hard horror fans or completists, but the rest of you can find something better to do with your time."
    Caffeinated Joe, I'am not a hard horror fan or completist...yet!
    Therefore, I will do...Bye! Bye!
    DeeDee ;-D

  5. Hi! Following you from Calvin's Canadian Cave of Coolness ... Thank you so much for posting this! Just added it to my Netflix queue ...

  6. This one always gets shit on, and its easy to see why since the plot is so disjointed, but I dont necessarily hate it. Just a bit of a miss that could have been a much better film if handled a bit differently.

  7. Actually, my wife would love that movie. I remember wanting to see it because Anya from Buffy is in it.

  8. I remember seeing that very unmemorable film!