• Darkness Falls (2003)

Darkness Falls

Release Date: January 24th, 2003

DVD Release Date: April 22nd, 2003

PG-13 |1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary

In Maine, the residents of Darkness Falls are all aware of the legend of Matilda Dixon, an old woman who was tragically murdered by a mob in the 1800s because the townspeople thought she was killing children. Now Darkness Falls has to contend with Matilda's supernatural wrath. Childhood friends Kyle (Chaney Kley) and Caitlin (Emma Caulfield) return home to uncover the truth behind the legend after Caitlin's little brother (Lee Cormie) has recurring nightmares about Matilda.

Cast: Chaney Kley, Emma Caulfield, Lee Cormie, Grant Piro, Sullivan Stapleton, Steve Mouzakis, Peter Curtin, Kestie Morassi

Director: Jonathan Liebesman

Genres: Horror , Thriller

Production Co: Revolution Studios

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Small town, Survival, Revenge, 2000s, Mystery, Escape, Friend, Rivalry, Suspenseful, Tense, Brother, Investigation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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

  • 50
    Janice PageBoston 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
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

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

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