Film Review: Darkness Falls (2003) HorrorAthon 3


Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman

Starring: Chaney Kley and Emma Caulfield

Reviewed by: Brendan Graham (Phantomhour)

The early 2000’s brought us some really terrible horror movies. I mean, really terrible. Darkness Falls aimed high with an R rated spookfest about an evil spirit that took the form of the tooth fairy. It also fell on it’s face super hard and is also a pretty terrible horror film.


After his mother’s death (and the only really scary portion of this film) Kyle (Played by Chaney Kley) is a social outcast and is constantly made fun of for being crazy after he tells the town she was killed by the Tooth Fairy. The only people who believe him are his girlfriend and her son. When he returns home and that spirit returns to try and finish him off, the town finally believes him, and he’s the only one who knows how to ward off this evil.


That description is more exciting than this whole movie which hasn’t aged well. It’s corny, the dialogue has a few chuckles, but most of them are not on purpose. The characters are obnoxious as well. The beginning is fantastically shot, and scary as hell. Why the whole movie couldn’t be like that was a head scratcher. Everytime the “Tooth Fairy” attacks, it’s predictable and only startling, not scary. The jump scares are real annoying as well.


It’s on Netflix if you’re still interested at this point, but I don’t have a lot of things to say about this sucker.

Final Score:


The beginning is the best part, once that’s done, it’s up to you if you want to finish this film.

2 flashlights out of 10.


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