Darkness Falls Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 8, 2014
It's only slightly more enjoyable than having army ants gnaw at your privates.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
So bad it's almost painful. Skip it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A very flawed but entertaining and cheesy monster flick that would be fun to watch around a crowd with some popcorn.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Film lovers beware! The evil spirits of boredom will befall should you enter a darkened cinema and endure Darkness Falls.
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
February 26, 2007
It begins with not one but two prologues; one character turns up out of nowhere, his introduction no doubt left on the cutting-room floor; and the paltry 85-minute running time includes 15 minutes of end credits.
Philip French
Guardian
February 26, 2007
A mish mash of horror-movie clichés.
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
The kind of movie that gets laughs entirely unintentionally.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic

Time Out
January 26, 2006
All semblance of plausibility is extracted, leaving a cast of TV actors to struggle with a plot with more gaps than an eight-year-old's grin.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
Exactly what a horror movie should be; fun, scary, fast paced, and with 'jump' moments galore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
September 26, 2005
Oy, how it falls.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 8, 2005
This is, quite simply, horror porn, with barely any connective tissue linking each set piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Andrew Wright
Portland Mercury
January 21, 2005
Provides for more than acceptable campfire fare (although at under 80 minutes, it lasts less than most Duralogs), with occasional moments of genuine visceral fright.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 4, 2004
The problem is that both the plot and the characters are so thin that it's hard to care about anything that's happening on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
There are a few cheap scares, but overall the film is, well, toothless.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
September 1, 2003
You will find more frights in Finding Nemo. And you might just have more fun playing with your lollie wrappers, performing shadow puppets on the screen - or even picking your nose - than enduring this dimly lit horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Alexa Moses
Sydney Morning Herald
August 30, 2003
The characters are empty, the performances wooden, and of course, the grave little kid is omniscient.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
July 8, 2003
Darkness fell along with my eyelids, during this dire by-the-numbers horror film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Bazer
Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003
A conventional, mildly frightening, low-grade horror flick with some humor (often unintentional) and as many gaps as a seven-year-old's mouth.
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
Darkness has fallen and it can't get up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Irritating sound effects, cheap scare tactics and a comically bad script all add up to the year's first senseless cinematic attack on the senses.
| Original Score: 1/4
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