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DARKNESS FALLS

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Darkness Falls

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
85 minutes
Wide Release Date:
01/24/03
performer:
Emma Caulfield, Chaney Kley
director:
Jonathan Liebesman
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
68190
genre:
Horror

We gave it a D+

An evil tooth fairy who kills if you glimpse her face should have been good for some cheap thrills, yet this lurchingly plotted movie is so atmospherically underlit it leaves you literally in the dark, squinting to see characters so thinly drawn they’d be hard to spot under klieg lights. The only flicker comes from Caulfield. Brilliant on TV as Buffy’s ditsy ex-demon Anya, here she must make do with a few wanly ironic quips. Where’s the Scooby gang when we really need them?

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