Darkness Falls
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Children have a very good reason to be afraid of the dark in this flashy horror story. Matilda Dixon was a genially eccentric woman who, in the 1850s, lived in a New England town known as Darkness Falls. Matilda was well known to the local children for her habit of paying them for teeth they'd lost, but when two youngsters mysteriously disappeared, Matilda was lynched by an angry mob wrongly convinced that she had murdered the kids. In the year 2002, former Darkness Falls resident Kyle Walsh (Chaney Kley) lives in Las Vegas and is still desperately afraid of the dark since a childhood… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It begins with not one but two prologues; one character turns up out of nowhere, his introduction no doubt left on the cutting-room floor; and the paltry 85-minute running time includes 15 minutes of end credits."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"While it took three screenwriters to come up with Darkness Falls' countless variations on 'Stay out of the dark!,' many more may have been necessary to provide an interesting plot or developed character."
‑ Dan Fienberg, L.A. Weekly
"It's only slightly more enjoyable than having army ants gnaw at your privates."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Film lovers beware! The evil spirits of boredom will befall should you enter a darkened cinema and endure Darkness Falls."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Exactly what a horror movie should be; fun, scary, fast paced, and with 'jump' moments galore."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"All semblance of plausibility is extracted, leaving a cast of TV actors to struggle with a plot with more gaps than an eight-year-old's grin."
‑ , Time Out
"Do you really need me to tell you how scary this horror show isn't?"
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"So bad it's almost painful. Skip it."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"A mish mash of horror-movie clichés."
‑ Philip French, Guardian [UK]
"This is, quite simply, horror porn, with barely any connective tissue linking each set piece."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Oy, how it falls."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"This is horror-flick boo-ya at its most rote."
‑ Alex Pappademas, Village Voice
"A very flawed but entertaining and cheesy monster flick that would be fun to watch around a crowd with some popcorn."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The kind of movie that gets laughs entirely unintentionally."
‑ Adam Smith, Empire Magazine
"Provides for more than acceptable campfire fare (although at under 80 minutes, it lasts less than most Duralogs), with occasional moments of genuine visceral fright."
‑ Andrew Wright, Portland Mercury
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