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Darkness Falls Reviews

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 11, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matthew Turner
May 10, 2003
Disappointing horror film that is neither frightening nor amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
May 8, 2003
Hoping for a good scare while watching this mess really is like pulling teeth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
May 2, 2003
Darkness Falls banks on the type of psychological thrills that made old-fashioned horror films a hoot.
| Original Score: B
Jamie Russell
April 28, 2003
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
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 | Original Score: 1/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 26, 2003
The tagline reads, "Evil Rises. Darkness Falls," but they clearly forgot the third caveat: "Slumber Ensues."
| Original Score: 1/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
February 9, 2003
Utterly woeful and mostly just banal effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Dan Fienberg
L.A. Weekly
February 6, 2003
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.
Paul West
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
February 6, 2003
A joyless amalgam of horror movie cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
February 5, 2003
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 | Original Score: 1/10
Josef Braun
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
February 3, 2003
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.
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
February 1, 2003
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.
Eric D. Snider
February 1, 2003
It's just boring.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
January 31, 2003
What's supposed to rattle us as a bout of simulated night terror, comes off more as an acute episode of extreme nearsightedness.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
January 31, 2003
Do you really need me to tell you how scary this horror show isn't?
| Original Score: 1/4
Brian Orndorf
January 31, 2003
Formulaic and uneventful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
January 31, 2003
The kind of movie that gives horror a bad name.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
January 31, 2003
How this painfully terrible film (even by January standards) got a theatrical release is beyond me.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
January 31, 2003
The filmmakers are more in the dark than the one-dimensional characters that fill this chilled chiller.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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