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      Darkness Falls

      PG-13 Released Jan 24, 2003 1 hr. 25 min. Horror Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Darkness Falls: Trailer 1 List
      10% 132 Reviews Tomatometer 34% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score In Maine, the residents of Darkness Falls are all aware of the legend of Matilda Dixon, an old woman who was tragically murdered by a mob in the 1800s because the townspeople thought she was killing children. Now Darkness Falls has to contend with Matilda's supernatural wrath. Childhood friends Kyle (Chaney Kley) and Caitlin (Emma Caulfield) return home to uncover the truth behind the legend after Caitlin's little brother (Lee Cormie) has recurring nightmares about Matilda. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jun 26 Buy Now

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      A derivative movie where the scares are few and things don't make much sense.

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      Emilliano Jr S A misfire tooth fairy horror. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/05/24 Full Review matthew d Always liked watching this with my kids......its just a good simple ghost story.....love the retro feel they give the movie in a small town with old buildings and old cars Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/04/24 Full Review Gwyneth E If you enjoy horror it was a good movie to watch (if you ignore the acting and are not too serious about the tooth fairy), but I would not watch it again. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/30/24 Full Review Estevo M Amazing 90's horror movie! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/01/23 Full Review Jack O Whenever I heard of Darkness Falls I'm thinking that this movie's going to be awesome and since I've seen it, I was thinking that it was okay, for a horror film. I almost had low expectations on the film. I don't hate it as much as everyone did, I literally thought when I saw the cover I'm thinking that this is going to be an awesome horror flick. All right, let's get on with it. Over 150 years ago, Matilda Dixon was adored by all the children. She would give them a gold coin whenever they lost a tooth, earning her the name, the Tooth Fairy. One night, the fire broke out in her house leaving her face disfigured and severely sensitive to light. She has to wear her porcelain mask and she only leaves her house at night. But when two children didn't come home, the town's people blamed her and they hanged her in the light. Before her death, she placed a curse on the town and swore revenge. Kyle Walsh, who lost his last baby tooth, has witnessed his mother's murder by an evil spirit. Twelve years later, Kyle returns to his childhood home because Michael, the young brother of his romantic interest Caitlin is being stalked by the same spirit. Yeah, when I was experiencing it, it starts off quite well. I used to be afraid of the dark when I was a kid but not anymore. Now as I said already I don't hate the film but the only problem here is the running time where the movie finishes at 71 mins while the end credits is in 10 mins. Maybe over 70 mins is good enough. What I did get the gist is where in 1990 Kyle Walsh is a child and then twelve years later, he's an adult and the curse is still not dead and buried in 2002. However this movie is released in 2003. The movie itself is scary, that's what I like about it even the thrills in the third act. I would recommend this film to those who are horror fans if they haven't heard of it but for me I personally think this horror movie is okay. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/20/23 Full Review jack o Whenever I heard of Darkness Falls I'm thinking that this movie's going to be awesome and since I've seen it, I was thinking that it was okay, for a horror film. I almost had low expectations on the film. I don't hate it as much as everyone did, I literally thought when I saw the cover I'm thinking that this is going to be an awesome horror flick. All right, let's get on with it. Over 150 years ago, Matilda Dixon was adored by all the children. She would give them a gold coin whenever they lost a tooth, earning her the name, the Tooth Fairy. One night, the fire broke out in her house leaving her face disfigured and severely sensitive to light. She has to wear her porcelain mask and she only leaves her house at night. But when two children didn't come home, the town's people blamed her and they hanged her in the light. Before her death, she placed a curse on the town and swore revenge. Kyle Walsh, who lost his last baby tooth, has witnessed his mother's murder by an evil spirit. Twelve years later, Kyle returns to his childhood home because Michael, the young brother of his romantic interest Caitlin is being stalked by the same spirit. Yeah, when I was experiencing it, it starts off quite well. I used to be afraid of the dark when I was a kid but not anymore. Now as I said already I don't hate the film but the only problem here is the running time where the movie finishes at 71 mins while the end credits is in 10 mins. Maybe over 70 mins is good enough. What I did get the gist is where in 1990 Kyle Walsh is a child and then twelve years later, he's an adult and the curse is still not dead and buried in 2002. However this movie is released in 2003. The movie itself is scary, that's what I like about it even the thrills in the third act. I would recommend this film to those who are horror fans if they haven't heard of it but for me I personally think this horror movie is okay. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Alexander Walker London Evening Standard The title refers to a town as well as a state of mind. Neither is worth a detour. Jan 10, 2018 Full Review Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: D Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Nell Minow Common Sense Media So bad it's almost painful. Skip it. Rated: 1/5 Dec 22, 2010 Full Review Paul Lê Bloody Disgusting All the initial criticisms remain spot on: the undercooked script, the paper-thin characters, and a shortage of scares. Pushing past that, however, there is still the chance for some meager fun in this insubstantial but attractive ghost story. Rated: 2.5/5 Jan 24, 2024 Full Review Matthew Rozsa matthewrozsa.com It is hard to imagine that Liebesman is at fault: His "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" prequel is one of the best horror films of the 21st century. Yet here he whiffs. Rated: 2/4 Jun 18, 2021 Full Review Debbie Lynn Elias Behind The Lens Obviously funding for this film was supplied by energy providers like Edison, DWP and PECO who must have known that one look at Darkness Falls will make everyone flick on the light switch - and it won't be to ward off the Tooth Fairy. Nov 7, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In Maine, the residents of Darkness Falls are all aware of the legend of Matilda Dixon, an old woman who was tragically murdered by a mob in the 1800s because the townspeople thought she was killing children. Now Darkness Falls has to contend with Matilda's supernatural wrath. Childhood friends Kyle (Chaney Kley) and Caitlin (Emma Caulfield) return home to uncover the truth behind the legend after Caitlin's little brother (Lee Cormie) has recurring nightmares about Matilda.
      Director
      Jonathan Liebesman
      Executive Producer
      Derek Dauchy, Lou Arkoff
      Screenwriter
      John Fasano, Joe Harris, James Vanderbilt
      Distributor
      Columbia Pictures
      Production Co
      Revolution Studios
      Rating
      PG-13 (Horror Images|Brief Language|Terror Images)
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 24, 2003, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 17, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $32.1M
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Stereo, Dolby A, SDDS, DTS, Surround, Dolby Digital, Dolby SR
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