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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

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

  • 25
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Dumb. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Stephen King without the snap, David Lynch without the kink, teen horror without the teen hormones, Darkness Falls falls apart in a crescendo of creepy-crawly hoo-ha. It's more like Darkness Kerplunks. show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The plot is as riddled with holes as Matilda's victims, making her sudden appearances more distracting than distressing. show more

  • 50
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    So much schlock and melodrama find their way into Darkness Falls that when an exasperated character shouts near the end ''All this over a [expletive] tooth!,'' you know how he feels. show more

  • 38
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Isn't satisfying or surprising. It doesn't even make sense from scene to scene. show more

  • 25
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    A cheesy horror film can offer a vicarious cheap thrill or two. Darkness Falls offers only a test of the patience, not even providing much chance to laugh at the sheer ridiculousness of its villain. show more

  • 25
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Darkness Falls was formerly known as "Tooth Fairy," but could just as well have been titled "Dumb Then Dumber" for the way its plot makes decreasing sense even by the low standards of B horror flicks. show more

  • 25
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    God forgive me, but I worship the Bad Dialogue Fairy -- he gets me through these endless nights. show more

  • 25
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Oh, this is all so terribly not good. show more

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