Dark Skies

2013, Horror, 1h 37m

94 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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Dark Skies writer director Scott Stewart has a solid cast, an interesting premise, and some admirable ambitions, but he can't figure out what to do with any of them, and the result is a dull, muddled effort that will bore all but the most devoted horror buffs. Read critic reviews

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Lacy (Keri Russell) and Daniel Barrett (Josh Hamilton) share a peaceful life in the suburbs with their sons, Jesse (Dakota Goyo) and Sam (Kadan Rockett). However, that peace soon shatters with a series of disturbing events that escalate. When it becomes clear that their family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying, deadly -- and possibly alien -- threat, Daniel and Lacy draw on their courage and determination to protect their family and identify what is after them.

Cast & Crew

Keri Russell
Lacy Barrett
Josh Hamilton
Daniel Barrett
Dakota Goyo
Jesse Barrett
Kadan Rockett
Sam Barrett
J.K. Simmons
Edwin Pollard
LJ Benet
Kevin Ratner
Rich Hutchman
Mike Jessop
Myndy Crist
Karen Jessop
Annie Thurman
Shelly Jessop
Jake Brennan
Bobby Jessop
Ron Ostrow
Richard Klein
Tom Costello
Young Father
Marion Kerr
Young Mother
Alyvia Alyn Lind
Young Daughter
Josh Stamberg
Police Officer
Scott Stewart
Screenwriter
Scott Stewart
Executive Producer
Charles Layton
Executive Producer
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
Executive Producer
Jeff Okin
Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
David Boyd
Cinematographer
Jeff Higinbotham
Production Design
Kelle Kutsugeras
Costume Design
Peter Gvozdas
Film Editing
David King
Art Director
Hernan Camacho
Set Decoration
Sandy Lindstedt
Set Decoration
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Critic Reviews for Dark Skies

Audience Reviews for Dark Skies

  • Oct 10, 2016
    Creepy! Better than expected. The twist at the end was expected.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 12, 2016
    Probably shouldn't have been titled Dark Skies. Tries to sell you on the Paranormal Activity ghost/demon concept, but you are already certain of what the negative force is because of the name, so the twist is a zero sum.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 31, 2014
    Genuinely creepy at the end, though starts out quite lame and even dull.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 15, 2014
    This movies goes into the "I was pleasantly surprised" category for those movies that are better-than-you-expected. The trailer was a yawner and the apparent premise initially screamed "overdone!" (Family is creeped out by a a bunch of weird, unexplainable things happening in their suburban home.) While this movie is not original in any way as a whole, there are surprisingly original and creepy scenes to entertain even the most jaded horror fan. While at first it feels like a "made-for-TV" movie, the performances start growing on you and as you finally get an idea of what is really going on, you're hooked. Compared to Director Scott Stewart's previous outings, "Legion" and "Priest," this is the best of the bunch, and frankly, the best of the most recent suburban, lamely titled fright-flicks like "Possession."
    Mark B Super Reviewer

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