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Dark Skies (2013 film)

a horror film directed by Scott Stewart

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FUN FLICK

  • Jun 13, 2013
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DARK SKIES

"Dark Skies" is a really interesting movie from director Scott Stewart who is the man that brought us "Legion" and Priest". I really liked both of those films so I was pretty sure that I would enjoy this one. Now I do like Alien films and paranormal stuff so that was also going for this flick. The thing is regardless of I how felt before going in I didn't really remember much about this flick. I could not remember much from the trailer or the marketing so I was kinda blank going in.

The Barrett's are your average family living in the suburbs with your average problems. The man of the house needs a new
job and the mom is taking care of everything else really. Of course your problems are only normal and average before things start to go bump in the night. Of course the children are effect the most by this and seem to be talking to people who are not there. Things in the house are getting moved around and it seems someone is breaking into the house on a nightly basis. Thing is there is no evidence of someone actually breaking in. as things escalate especially with the youngest child tension rises and the family is put to the test.

I really did like this film and found it to be very entertaining but it is not a perfect movie. Still it is a good film with great production values and performances all around. Also since I have been of this horror kick lately this one fitted right in with that. I liked how this film built to the conclusion slowly instead of rushing things. That is one of my favorite things about great horror films, most don't do that anymore. I thought Josh Hamilton did a good job here playing the father and husband who believe that his family is falling apart around him. Keri Russell may be the best here though with an excellent portrayal of the terrified mother. The kids and supporting actors are really good as well and it was cool to see J.K. Simmons. He plays the "expert" on the things that are plaguing the family and their household.

This film is a good one that I would recommend to any horror fan out there. The DVD comes with deleted scenes and a great audio commentary. I am one of those people that loves to watch the movie with the commentary. So I would recommend picking up the DVD and such. If you are in the mood for this kinda flick check it out.

 
 

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June 14, 2013
You liked this one a little more than I did. I thought it was a fun flick, but it just felt too familiar
 
June 13, 2013
Great pictures!
 
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      'Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.'- Arthur C. Clark      The film “Dark Skies” opens with this quote. It easily defined what the film is going to be about and just how something so unknown can prove to be disruptive in our lives. Such are the themes in this 2013 film directed by Scott Stewart who also directed “Priest” and “Legion”) as …
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This film is a good one that I would recommend to any horror fan out there. The DVD comes with deleted scenes and a great audio commentary. I am one of those people that loves to watch the movie with the commentary. So I would recommend picking up the DVD and such. If you are in the mood for this kinda flick check it out.
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