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      Fear of the Dark

      PG-13 2002 1h 26m Horror Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 40% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Terrifying events plague two brothers (Kevin Zegers, Jesse James) after a vicious storm causes the power to go out in their home. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Bouh, qui a peur du noir... ? Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member The story is about Ryan Billings played by the underrated Jesse James who is 12 years old and yet suffering from a 100% fear of the dark. His older brother Dale played by Kevin Zegers thinks his phobia is childish and crazy. When their parents Eric and Sandy played by Charles Powell and Linda Purl go out to dinner, the boys are left home alone and when the electricity goes out, Dale begins to uncover Ryan's truth and realise that he wasn't crazy the whole time along with the help of Dale's girlfriend Heather Fontaine played by Rachel Skarsten. When I first discovered the DVD of this movie in my garden shed, I was freaked out by the front cover and watching the movie freaked me out even more. This independent horror movie is sure worthy of truly adult 18 fun, a generational classic and will not bore for the 1990s/2000s generation. The acting in this movie is very good. All actors turn in a very believable performance. The problem is that we don't get to establish them very well; the only two we get to establish are the two brothers Dale and Ryan. Ryan keeps going on and on about how there are things in the dark that scares him and although it's a little bit repetitive, it's actually quite believable because people who are scared of something either don't want to talk about it or go on and on about why and how it's scary. Dale on the other hand is known because his name is screamed every time Ryan is in trouble. I guess this is really nit-picky but I'm letting it loose. And by the way, the man who played the tall, cloaked villain; his real name was Derrick Damon Reeve and he's the one featured on the front cover and boy did he turn in a badass performance. Fear Of The Dark gets a honorable 9.6/10. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member What you always thought was there... is--Major Childhood Drama Brought to Life!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member i look a good freaky scary film havnt seen 1 in a long time Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Really like the premise and the way the story unfolds. The special effects are mostly great too and do a good job of pulling you into the dark. But the storytelling felt a bit confused - about halfway through, the way the story was being told seemed to change and I never was able to settle back into the flow. Which is a shame - the second half was the better half. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member You need to watch this movie through the eye's of a child. Remember the good horror movies when you were a kid? Not the slashers, not the demonic possessions, but the lighter fare like the gate, gremlins, beetlejuice etc. This is a great movie for what it is. It leaves you to fill in a lot of blanks but that's ok. It's not meant to have some in depth meaning. It's a scary movie for kids and has some fun parts for adults too. Especially adults who remember movies like this from their childhood. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Terrifying events plague two brothers (Kevin Zegers, Jesse James) after a vicious storm causes the power to go out in their home.
      K.C. Bascombe
      Production Co
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 5, 2016
      1h 26m
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