1 1/2 Stars
This is the set-up for the supernatural events happening in the town of Darkness Falls. Since the hanging of old Ms. Dixon, any child from the area that loses their last baby tooth will be visited by the ghostly entity and killed. As a young boy Kyle Walsh (Chaney Kley) claimed to have seen the the tooth fairy and she tried to kill him. He got away with his life but his mother was murdered. Of course the local authorities have little interest in a story about ghost murders, so Kyle was deemed mentally unstable and sent to an institution to deal with his issues.
Now over a decade has past and the children of Darkness Falls are once again being terrorized by that same menacing spirit. Kyle has been summoned back to town to protect the younger brother of his childhood girlfriend Caitlin (Emma Caulfield). Leading Kyle into another deadly confrontation with the winged creature, that attacked him on that night 12 years ago.
Darkness Falls is an incredibly short film for a theatrically released feature. It’s running time is stated as 85 minutes but nearly 11 minutes of that total is dedicated to end credits. There is very little new to offer here, the actors are well cast but bland, the cinematography is lush but inconsequential and ultimately the film is unremarkable. Darkness Falls is more of an exercise in horror film conventions than a satisfying movie going experience. This is the lamest excuse for a horror movie in recent memory.
Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Stars: Chaney Kley, Emma Caulfield, Lee Cormie