Darkness Falls

Darkness Falls

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Director: Jonathan Liebesman

Cast: Chaney Kley, Emma Caulfield, Lee Cormie


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Children have a very good reason to be afraid of the dark in this flashy horror story. Matilda Dixon was a genially eccentric woman who, in the 1850s, lived in a New England town known as Darkness Falls. Matilda was well known to the local children for her habit of paying them for teeth they'd lost, but when two youngsters mysteriously disappeared, Matilda was lynched…  See more details below


Children have a very good reason to be afraid of the dark in this flashy horror story. Matilda Dixon was a genially eccentric woman who, in the 1850s, lived in a New England town known as Darkness Falls. Matilda was well known to the local children for her habit of paying them for teeth they'd lost, but when two youngsters mysteriously disappeared, Matilda was lynched by an angry mob wrongly convinced that she had murdered the kids. In the year 2002, former Darkness Falls resident Kyle Walsh (Chaney Kley) lives in Las Vegas and is still desperately afraid of the dark since a childhood run-in with the ghost of Matilda Dixon left him severely traumatized. While police and psychiatrists scoffed at Kyle's stories about Matilda's spirit, his childhood friend Caitlin (Emma Caulfield) is alarmed when her nine-year-old brother Michael (Lee Cormie) begins having nightmares very much like those which disturbed Kyle's rest for years. Like Kyle, Michael has little luck convincing most grown-ups that the white-robed specters he sees in the dark are real, so Caitlin asks Kyle to return to Darkness Falls to help get to the bottom of his story. Darkness Falls marked the directorial debut of filmmaker Jonathan Liebesman.

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Image Entertainment
[Wide Screen]
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chaney Kley Kyle Walsh
Emma Caulfield Caitlin
Lee Cormie Michael
Grant Piro Larry
Sullivan Stapleton Matt
Steve Mouzakis Dr. Murphy
Peter Curtin Dr. Travis
Kestie Morassi Nurse Lauren
Jenny Lovell Nurse Alex
Peter Stanton Captain Henry
Angus Sampson Ray
Joshua Anderson Young Kyle
Emily Browning Young Caitlin
Rebecca McCauley Kyle's Mom
Daniel Daperis Young Larry

Technical Credits
Jonathan Liebesman Director
Tim Alverson Editor
Lou Arkoff Executive Producer
Anna Borghesi Costumes/Costume Designer
Jamie Crooks Asst. Director
Derek Dauchy Executive Producer
John Fasano Producer,Screenwriter
Animal Logic Film Special Effects
John Hegeman Producer
Joe Harris Original Story,Screenwriter
Dan Laustsen Cinematographer
George Liddle Production Designer
Maura Fay & Associates Casting
Steve Mirkovich Editor
Tom Nursey Art Director
Lynne Ruthven Casting
John Schiefelbein Sound/Sound Designer
William Sherak Producer
Jason Shuman Producer
Brian Tyler Score Composer
James Vanderbilt Screenwriter

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Darkness Falls 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Alfeetoe More than 1 year ago
This is the film that changed my life. To be completely honest, I was a walking shell of a man, drifting between the "loves of my life" and trying to combat a series of personal demons that were dragging me into a pit of despair. I was lost and downtrodden, and was attempting to find solace in film. Enter: Darkness Falls. I will never forget the first time I saw this movie. After an all night bender of drinking and self-depracating journal entries, I slumped down on my couch, hesitant to face a new day. To fall asleep, I surfed the channels, trying to find something to make it all go away. As a credit to God's divine wisdom, I randomly stumbled upon Darkness Falls, and my life was never the same. This movie, criminally under-rated by the academy and film-goers alike, is a triumph of movie making here-to-for unseen. The plot elements are mind-blowing; the way the themes of love, innocence, perseverence, hope, and social intolerance are interwoven seamlessly, creating a beutiful tapestry of godly inspiration. By the way, this whole review is an elaborate joke. While some may focus on the lackluster plot, uninspired characters, and incredibly chessy dialogue/pacing, I beg you to dig deeper. This movie is purification for the soul. The recurring theme of conquering ones demons is what resonated most with me. Though the hero in the film used a flashlight to keep the evils in his life at bay, I turned to the bottle. Only in the end, when he cast aside the flashlight and accepted God's holy light did everything make sense. Since viewing this masterpiece, I threw aside the demon in the bottle, created my own flashlight business (when God's light can't quite shine through), and met Bertha, a Russian circus performer and the love of my life. It all makes sense to me now, and only because of the divine inspiration provided to me by Darkness Falls. Without this movie, I might be a normal, flawed, questioning human being. But no more. I have seen the light.
jillywilly95 More than 1 year ago
I love this movie. Just the story line alone brillant. I was totally scared and freaked out by this movie. A must see for all, if you love horror films. Also to make such a happy chidhood memory turn into a nightmare unbelievable dont let the kids see:)
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DARKNESS FALLS is the scariest horror movie that I have seeen in a long time. The film focuses on Kyle Walsh, (Chaney Kley) who as a young boy, claims to have awakened just in time to see the ''tooth fairy'' trying to kill him. Now, as an adult, he must return to the sleepy town of Darkness Falls to save his childhood friend, Caitlin and her little brother Michael from the tooth fairy before it's too late. Watch this movie!!! You won't regret it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was definitely the scariest I've seen in a while. I'm a real big horror fan and I was a bit shocked to find out that this movie made me jump (something other cheap rip offs try to do but fail every time). You really have to see this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this movie. I usually never get scared during movies but this one scared me! It kept me hanging on to the edge of my seat until the very end. This is a must see movie for horror fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The eerie sound that lets you know she's around is something that just stays in your head. I remember after I watched it I went to the reatroom and got frightened because the lights started fickering, I loved this movie. I enjoy getting scared, it's a huge rush. The plot is just classic, it's something that we grew up with and never knew about. I hope a movie with this kind of theme or plot comes out soon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have seen the Ring and liked it, you will LOVE THIS MOVIE. Horror, suspense, and a perfect plot makes this movie complete. If you only see 3 movies this summer, see this 3 times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie really stunk. It was so not scary. It was horrible. I have seen other scarier movies than this. Like for example The Shining, the Others and movies like that. This movie was nothing compared to those.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie has an exellent beginning scene. It will scar you. I watched this movie 4 times the first day i saw it. I just love it. The acting and lines used in it arn't very good, and some scenes are predictable. But still it packs a huge punch, STAY IN THE LIGHT
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a long time Horror movie fan. I must say this has to be one of the best I have seen this year. From the beginning I was completely taken by the Storie, History of Matilda Dixon, and not to mention the sound she made while lurking in the dark.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This storyline has been recycled in way too many ways. As the other genres are moving forward, movies like this show the horror genre is stuck somewhere in the 80's with Freddy and Jason. The word of the day is: innovation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was one of the most horrifing, most suspensfull, most frightening movie that I have ever seen! No movie can compare ANYTHING to this! Anyone who loves suspense, horror, and thrills, YOU MUST SEE THIS!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie looks scary but it's actually just plain pathetic. Ya get me?