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|Rating:||PG-13 (for disturbing images, intense terror sequences, thematic elements and language)|
|Directed By:||Jaume Balagueró, Martin Wood|
|Written By:||Jaume Balagueró, Fernando de Felipe, Martin Wood, Alon Kaplan|
|In Theaters:||Oct 19, 2004 Wide|
|On DVD:||Apr 26, 2005|
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Critic Reviews for Darkness
As in most bad horror flicks, intimations of unspeakable evil are supposed to distract us from the yawning gaps in story logic and character motivation.
Even as the darkness closes in, there is never any real sense of dread. The slow-burning terror soon fizzles out, as does the damp squib of an ending.
A plodding, portentous horror thriller in which a spooky child figures prominently and people speak in hushed tones about sinister doings.
There's the draw from the audience of potential scares and the good cast, but there's nothing ever delivered to us.
This baffling, unintentionally sidesplitting horror show has opened just in time to qualify as the worst film of the year.
Audience Reviews for Darkness
Such a suck ass movie.
The acting and script are so awful it makes me nauseous. The entire plot was horribly executed as well. It was such a boring movie.
I would also like the punch in the face whoever did the film editing. Some parts were trying to be suspenseful, but the film editing was so awful it seemed like the movie was having a seizure. In one part where the lights go off, the camera is focused on the father's bleeding hand, then it switches upstairs to the boy's room, then rushes outside and focuses on some swings in the rain (wtf??? so random), then goes back to the father's hand, then goes upstairs, then goes downstairs where the mother is trying to turn on the lights....it's like the movie has freakin ADD. This movie needs some medication.
The potential was there, but everything else was not.
Boring does not even begin to describe Darkness. Three times, I've attempted to watch the entirety of Darkness. Three times. The results? A brisk walk out of the movie theater after 20 minutes on attempt number one, a pleasant, unplanned nap after 24 minutes during attempt number two, and a quick trip to the garbage can to make a dvd "deposit" after the 30 minute mark on my final try. Netflix, I'm sorry I threw away your dvd, but I truly think that I did you (and the world) a favor.
This is an ok thriller/horror.....but it's one of those that is all about the build up with a slightly disappointing ending. If you like ghost story type films you may enjoy it more.
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