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  • Oct 8, 2003
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"Darkness Falls" is the type of movie that flies in under the radar and hits you with some nice surprises. It's kinda spooky, kinda scary and kinda silly all at once. First of all, it relies on the fact that we all know about the tooth fairy. Then it takes that fact, whips it into a frenzy and turns the sweet ol' tooth fairy into one wicked you know what. The story falls before you like an old fashioned horror flick that relies more on camera angles, suspenseful music and the "potential" for danger. Although you get to see the creature early on, you never get a really good look at her, but you know she is always there and will strike when given the chance.
Other reviewers compare this movie to "The Blair Witch Project," but I know not why. Sure, the movie and the featurette on the DVD build up the background for the creature, but unlike "Blair Witch," "Darkness Falls" didn't try for months ahead of its release to convince you that this story was "true." And although both films use the potential for danger and creepy noises to set you up for "jump-at-ya" scares, "Darkness Falls" actually delivers. "The Blair Witch Project" only gained popularity for the creative way that its creators conned moviegoers into seeing a supposedly scary flick that was just a major dissappointment. "Darkness Falls" never promises that, and yet, it is a far better movie.
"Darkness Falls" is also a good Halloween flick for the younger crowd, although I would stick to letting kids over 12 seeing it for the fact that it does get kind of gruesome.
Even with a PG-13 rating, this movie is scarier than other R-rated flicks that rely on gore, sex and an over-abundance of violence. "Darkness Falls" plays more with your mind, which is scarier to me than watching Jason or Freddy rip up somebody with a weed-whacker.
Overall, this was a solid film that gives you some psychologically fun scares.

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   Trailer         DARKNESS FALLS       The thing about this film is that it had a wonderfully great idea; this could have been a classic. Unfortunately for viewers the filmmakers didn't execute it right; I guess we have to take what we get. With that being said 2 exec. Producers, 3 writers, 4 producers, & 1 director later we have this attempt at a mainstream film. Not to say it doesn't have its moments. I was very pleased …
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review by . September 07, 2007
The un-scariest movie I have ever seen! It's about the tooth fairy! It's a bad movie about a stupid story involving the tooth fairy. Seriously, who is afraid of the tooth fairy?!! This is worse than "Boogeyman".
review by . May 22, 2003
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Humanity's fear of the dark providesDarkness Fallswith some anxiety and fuels some jolts of fear from things popping out of nowhere. A kindly woman, who used to give children gold coins in exchange for their lost baby teeth, was hanged for a murder she didn't commit; in her last moments she laid a curse on the town (which has the unlikely name of Darkness Falls). So over the years the ghost of this woman has murdered various children because they saw her when she came to collect their teeth. In the present day, a boy who evaded her clutches returns to town as an adult in order to help the young brother of his childhood sweetheart--and from there this incoherent, inane movie is one long chase sequence without a glimmer of imagination or intelligence.--Bret Fetzer
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DVD Release Date: September 2, 2003
Runtime: 86 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures

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