Darkness Falls (2003)

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman.  Written by Joe Harris, John Fasano and James Vanderbilt.  Starring Emma Caulfield, Chaney Kley, Lee Cormie and Emily Browning.

Plot: a vengeful spirit took the form of the tooth fairy and now haunts people in the dark


Darkness Falls has gotten a lot of flack over the years, but let me start off by saying that I love this movie.  So, this will actually be a positive review.  I’ve heard the movie itself is too dark and you can’t see anything.  I’ve heard the tooth fairy isn’t scary.  I’ve heard it’s all a big cliche.  To this I say… PHOOEY!  While the movie may be a tiny cliche, the tooth fairy is damn scary and the movie is supposed to be dark.  It’s called DARKNESS Falls.

In the movie, a man named Kyle (Kley) is haunted by the tooth fairy and wants very much to live in a world that never gets dark.  Alas, he cannot.  Meanwhile, his old friend Caitlin (Caulfield) is having trouble with her little brother, Michael (Cormie), who won’t sleep in the dark because he’s being haunted by the same evil entity.  Of course, the three meet up eventually and the whole movie bursts open from there.  There’s death and destruction and plenty of jump scares to keep you happy.  Or at least, we think so.

Bonus: the little boy is adorable.  He’s also naturally Australian and his accent rips through sometimes making him even cuter.  When he screams, “Caitlin, no!”, I just want to smush his face.

I supposed the movie isn’t for everyone, but we suggest it completely.  I love it.  DJ really liked it as well.  I give it a 75/100.  DJ gives it a 60.

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