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Darkness (2004)

Darkness

Overview


Genre

Horror

Release Date

December 25, 2004

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

102 min.

Production Budget

$10.6 millions

Studio

Dimension Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Jaume Balaguero

Producer

Julio Fernandez, Brian Yuzna

Screenwriter

Jaume Balaguera, Fernando de Felipe

Starring

  • Anna Paquin
  • Lena Olin
  • Iain Glen
  • Giancarlo Giannini
  • Fele Martinez

Story


There's something in this house...Something ancient and dark that remains still, hidden and silent. It can only wait, having been concealed in the shadows for years. In fact, its milieu is darkness. Only in it can it show itself and move. It even takes its name: DARKNESS.

It's lived here since someone tried to call it, more than forty years ago. Because this house hides a secret, a terrible past, an inconceivably evil act. Seven children, faceless people, a circle that must be completed. And blood, lots of blood.

But something went wrong. One of the children got away. The circle wasn't completed. That's why what lives here isn't finished. It's just waiting. It tries to carry out what it couldn't before, making plans in the shadows, to become complete, to be, to exist.

A new family has just moved into the house. A small child. An unstable father capable of losing his temper at any time. A perfect target. The right place at the right time. The pieces only have to be put in place. And then wait...

Maybe the family's daughter will be able to discover the truth; the dark secret of the past, the sinister conspiracy, the truth about what threatens them. Why is the father getting worse? What is her little brother afraid of? Why doesn't her mother listen to her? And why do the lights keep going out?

It could be that nothing happens by chance, that everything has been worked out from the start. A devilish plan, precise and exact like a time-bomb. Her father's illness, the house, the circles, the children.

Perhaps she can foresee darkness-- master stroke of play and the inevitable destiny that is closing in on her family. But maybe it's too late...

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..memorable denouement..”
by Mel Valentin [Movie-Vault]
“..doesn't have a bright future..”
by Paul Sherman [Boston Herald]
“..one colossal waste of time..”
by Pam Grady [Reel]