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Darkness Falls Reviews

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

There are some scary moments in this film, but basically they're because (1) it reminds you so much of almost every other horror movie you've ever seen and (2) they fill the soundtrack with unsettling and loud noises that would make anyone jump.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 11, 2003
Matthew Turner

Disappointing horror film that is neither frightening nor amusing.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 1/5

May 10, 2003
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Hoping for a good scare while watching this mess really is like pulling teeth.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 1/5

May 8, 2003
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Darkness Falls banks on the type of psychological thrills that made old-fashioned horror films a hoot.

| Original Score: B

May 2, 2003
Jamie Russell

This is a self-consciously silly, completely disposable multiplex movie that does its best to deliver its fair share of chills while struggling to keep a straight face.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

April 28, 2003
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

A quick and cheap horror flick that will come and go in less time than it takes for you to finish reading this review.

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 1/5

April 5, 2003
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The tagline reads, "Evil Rises. Darkness Falls," but they clearly forgot the third caveat: "Slumber Ensues."

| Original Score: 1/4

February 26, 2003
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Utterly woeful and mostly just banal effort.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 1/5

February 9, 2003
Dan Fienberg
L.A. Weekly
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While it took three screenwriters to come up with Darkness Falls' countless variations on 'Stay out of the dark!,' many more may have been necessary to provide an interesting plot or developed character.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

February 6, 2003
Paul West
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A joyless amalgam of horror movie cliches.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: D+

February 6, 2003
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

The only thing scary is reading the credits and realizing that there were three paid screenwriters whose combined IQs could only create something as brainless as Darkness Falls.

Full Review Source: Juicy Cerebellum | Original Score: 1/10

February 5, 2003
Josef Braun
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Darkness Falls is a sorrowful testament to just how little in the way of talent, thought or even concept is needed for a movie to get made these days.

February 3, 2003
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

Despite a few suitably creepy moments early on, the film quickly settles into a rapid-fire cutting style that renders much of the action incoherent.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 1, 2003
Eric D. Snider

It's just boring.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D

February 1, 2003
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

What's supposed to rattle us as a bout of simulated night terror, comes off more as an acute episode of extreme nearsightedness.

Full Review Source: Long Island Press

January 31, 2003
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Do you really need me to tell you how scary this horror show isn't?

| Original Score: 1/4

January 31, 2003
Brian Orndorf

Formulaic and uneventful.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/10

January 31, 2003
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

The kind of movie that gives horror a bad name.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 0.5/4

January 31, 2003
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews

How this painfully terrible film (even by January standards) got a theatrical release is beyond me.

Full Review Source: Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews | Original Score: 1/5

January 31, 2003
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (

The filmmakers are more in the dark than the one-dimensional characters that fill this chilled chiller.

| Original Score: 1.5/5

January 31, 2003
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