A young man, considered crazy by everyone in town, except for his childhood girlfriend and her little brother, is put to the ultimate test when he becomes the only thing that stands between a legendary evil and the little brother.
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So bad it's almost painful. Skip it.
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Fresh: As far as semi-abandoned midwinter Hollywood compost goes, though, Darkness Falls basically brings home the bacon for horror fans.
- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, Thursday, January 23, 2003
Rotten: The best thing to be said for Darkness Falls is that it contains one decent piece of advice: Stay in the light. When the lights are on, after all, this movie won't be shown.
- Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel, Thursday, January 23, 2003
Rotten: You will find more frights in Finding Nemo. And you might just have more fun playing with your lollie wrappers, performing shadow puppets on the screen - or even picking your nose - than enduring this dimly lit horror movie.
- Shannon J. Harvey, Sunday Times (Australia), Thursday, June 24, 2010
Decent horror yarn that could have been much better, Darkness Falls is not as bad as everyone has claimed it to be, but it leaves a lot to desired. What I enjoyed about the film was the concept; I thought it was very interesting. Despite this, it seems that the filmmakers were afraid of trying to do anything truly great with its idea. The result is a horror film that relies on jump scares to deliver its tension. I enjoyed it for the mindless entertainment it provided. There's never anything going on on-screen to really make it good. Darkness Falls is a decent outing, but it does lack in some areas and I think it could have toned down on the jump scares, which really didn't work. The idea was interesting, but there just wasn't enough substance to the story to truly realize its potential. A decent horror outing, but nothing ever great, the film is just mildly fun entertainment if you can forget its flaws. As a whole it does do its job at being fun, but there are plenty of things that could have been changed. The problem with this film is that it relies way too much on special effects instead of having a tense, brooding atmosphere, which is at the core of every solid horror flick, and then maybe the film would have been better. Decent, but not as bad as what every one has claimed it to be, the film is worth watching if you have nothing else better to watch. If more effort would have been put into the script and the focus would be less on effects, then maybe this would have been a far better film.
- TheDudeLebowski65, Saturday, July 28, 2012
It started out real good. I mean REAL good. I absolutely loved the beginning. It was dead creepy. But then it started to get corny and boring in the end. Kyle's acting wasn't that good. His "stay in the light" dialogue seemed to be more like uttering a memorized line without having any feelings in it. And it kinda bothered me when all the characters died (except the main ones, of course).
- 3niR, Friday, March 25, 2011