Dark Skies Reviews
It was one of the long due film, despite releasing just 4 years ago. Those who saw it said me not to miss it. But they also warned me it was a common horror theme with a slight change in the storyline. Since horror is the least average rated genre in my collection, I was not expecting it to be a masterpiece. That could be another reason why I liked it. Yeah, the same old blueprint horror flick, even though it was not as bad as what some people are saying. Except the opening quote reveals most of the film's twist. And the twist at the end was not actually a twist if a person knew it before.
A small family struggling with finances, lately witnessing some strange events in the house. But once it takes a serious turn, now they must find a solution for it, or else the unity might fall apart. After getting some idea of everything happening, they meet an expert and gain some important inputs. Now their fightback begins, the challenge they are about to face going to decide the future of the family. Their plan and its execution, the remaining film is to tell us what happens to them.
The JK Simmon's role was one of the most overused roles is horror films. I did not like that, but I liked his appearance. It is also an open end if this film gets a sequel. Like usual when a family struggling, people around them going blind were a cliché. Yeah, I know horror films can't get out of such thing. It's very rare to see a film out of these platforms. Yet it was an okay film, if you prefer a decent entertainment over an experimental film, which is not guaranteed entertainment. But usually it is an enjoyable flick by most of the people. Despite familiarity, one would have a nice time with it.
I found there where some genuine chills to be had in places, and it keep me watching intently all the way through. It does rely on loud sounds to create the jump scares, but these are few and far between. The format seemed to be a carbon copy of 'Sinister' (also from these producers)...but where I felt that film didn't really hit home, this definitely did. The film never shows more than it needs to...keeping the malevolent forces a mystery for the most part. What you dont see is always scarier than that which is layed out in front of you.
I was a little dissapointed in the ending, as there was potential to go for so much more...but I would still recommend this to anyone looking to be creeped out. Decent performances from the cast and a nice idea. Defintely watchable.