Darkness Falls
Darkness Falls (2003)

As a young boy, Kyle Walsh claims to have accidentally woken up out of his sleep, just in time to see the Tooth Fairy trying to kill him. From that point forward he is considered crazy by everyone in town--except his childhood sweetheart,… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 24, 2003
DVD Release Date: April 29, 2003
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Critic Score: 10% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Dan Fienberg
L.A. Weekly

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.

Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

It's only slightly more enjoyable than having army ants gnaw at your privates.

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Time Out

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.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Do you really need me to tell you how scary this horror show isn't?

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

So bad it's almost painful. Skip it.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Oy, how it falls.

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Alex Pappademas
Village Voice

This is horror-flick boo-ya at its most rote.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A very flawed but entertaining and cheesy monster flick that would be fun to watch around a crowd with some popcorn.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
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… More
Luke Baldock
The film starts with an interesting story of an old woman loved by children, but victimised when she is disfigured. It's a quick 4 minute narration, but… More
Dead Angel
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.… More
Emily Armstrong
The effects in this movie are well-done and I really like the child actor in it, but there's not much else to say about this. You know those horror movies… More
Cassandra Maples
While the opening scene was promising and genuinely suspenseful, the rest of the movie wanders in a different direction to make it ultimately suck. I like the… More
Bannan instant enigma- just add water
Eh. Cool idea, I guess.