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  • Summary: Kyle Walsh (Kley) must return home to confront his troubled past and save his childhood sweetheart Caitlin (Caulfield) and her younger brother Michael (Cormie) from an unrelenting evil that has plagued the town of Darkness Falls for over one hundred and fifty years. (Sony)
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 27
  2. Negative: 19 out of 27
  1. Once you get past the inherent silliness of the premise, what we've got here is actually a deft little chiller, stylishly directed despite the so-so cast.
  2. 50
    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.
  3. About as scary as a ride on a minor roller coaster, it unrolls its amplified butcher-block shock effects within the first five minutes.
  4. 25
    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.
  5. 25
    Do you really need me to tell you how scary this horror show isn't?
  6. Darkness Falls is like something salvaged from Stephen King's wastebasket.
  7. A truly awful and extremely loud scareflick.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 13 out of 22
  1. KelliM.
    Sep 25, 2006
    9
    I love this movie. It's a good horror film.
  2. Feb 2, 2011
    6
    At the beginning, it was a fantastic horror movie, and scared the **** out of me when I only saw the first 1/3rd or 1/2 on HBO. For that IAt the beginning, it was a fantastic horror movie, and scared the **** out of me when I only saw the first 1/3rd or 1/2 on HBO. For that I give it a 6. But when I saw the whole movie, all my fears were gone, because the 2nd half of the move was HORRIBLE, and it had a simply atrocious ending. Its as if the script writer was on a role, then decided to let his dog write the ending of the movie. Expand
  3. Apr 8, 2014
    2
    Ach ja… “Der Fluch von Darkness Falls”…seufz.

    Vielleicht der schlechteste Film der letzten Zeit aus meinem Lovefilm-Abo. Viel kann ich
    Ach ja… “Der Fluch von Darkness Falls”…seufz.

    Vielleicht der schlechteste Film der letzten Zeit aus meinem Lovefilm-Abo.
    Viel kann ich nicht dazu schreiben, denn es gibt auch kaum was zu sagen.

    Ausser: der 10jährige Kyle trifft auf die bitterböse Zahnfee, die seine Mutter umbringt (aus Gründen, die ich immer noch nicht so ganz verstanden habe, aber egal).

    12 Jahre später - in Worten: ZWÖLF Jahre später - ist Kyle also 22 Jahre alt… und hier muss ich auch schon schließen, denn das KOMPLETTE Personal ist definitiv falsch besetzt.

    Der “22jährige Kyle”, Chaney Kley, war während dem Dreh schon 31 Jahre alt - sieht im Film aus wie 35. (siehe Bild)

    Das gilt für sämtliche Rollen. Das Alter, das sie haben sollten, passt in keinem Fall.

    Die Zahnfee an sich ist nicht nur einfallslos animiert (und mit nervigen Asthma-Tönchen akustisch unterlegt), sondern auch ziemlich tollpatschig.

    “Wir brauchen mehr Licht” - “Ihr müsst im Licht bleiben!” - “Sie mag kein Licht” - “Licht!” … das ist eigentlich auch schon Hauptbestandteil der Dialoge, die in keiner Sekunde witzig, originell oder gar “neu” sind.

    Der einzige Satz, der mich zum Lachen brachte, und der den Drehbuchautoren und Machern zu denken geben sollte, war “Und alles wegen einem scheiß Zahn”.
    Schade um die Produktionskosten. Ich hoffe, das Catering am Set war wenigstens angemessen.

    Abgedroschener Horrorschrott, den man sich sparen kann.
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  4. BigK.
    Dec 20, 2005
    0
    A truly dreadful, poorly thought out film with dreadful acting. Avoid.
  5. Aug 2, 2012
    0
    I had more laughs than scares while watching this. The acting was a hilarious and the plot not thought out at all, like they were desperate toI had more laughs than scares while watching this. The acting was a hilarious and the plot not thought out at all, like they were desperate to just make a movie. The "demon" chasing them was quite amusing as well; the way it was set up was very unbelievable. The appearances she made were totally random and put whenever the movie seemed too "dull" for the director. It was either a great comedy or a horrible horror film. Expand
  6. Aug 6, 2013
    0
    Probably one of the dumbest "horror" movies I've ever watched. I was pretty much laughing the entire time. Oh, and it didn't make any senseProbably one of the dumbest "horror" movies I've ever watched. I was pretty much laughing the entire time. Oh, and it didn't make any sense whatsoever. Expand

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