MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,176 this week

Darkness (2002)

 -  Horror  -  25 December 2004 (USA)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 15,069 users   Metascore: 15/100
Reviews: 344 user | 105 critic | 16 from Metacritic.com

A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 26 Mar 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 04 Oct 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 23 Oct 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 24 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Darkness" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Darkness (2002)

Darkness (2002) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Darkness.
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Nameless (1999)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The mutilated body of a six year old girl is found in a water hole. The girl is identified as the missing daughter of Claudia. However, only two peices of evidence could be used to identify... See full summary »

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Emma Vilarasau, Karra Elejalde, Tristán Ulloa
Fragile (2005)
Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

At her new job in a rundown children's hospital, a nurse desperately tries to keep her patients safe from a plague of random, mysterious attacks.

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Calista Flockhart, Richard Roxburgh, Elena Anaya
The Dark (2005)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In mourning over the tragic drowning of their daughter Sarah, James and Adèle are visited by Ebrill, a young girl who claims she died 60 years ago ... and bares a startling resemblance to Sarah.

Director: John Fawcett
Stars: Sean Bean, Maria Bello, Sophie Stuckey
Second Name (2002)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After the suicide of her beloved father, the biologist Daniella Logan visits her catatonic mother in a mental institution to tell the tragic event and her mother calls her "Josephine". ... See full summary »

Director: Paco Plaza
Stars: Erica Prior, Trae Houlihan, Denis Rafter
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Mario and his pregnant girlfriend Clara are trying to find in a short period a new apartment to live since they have sold their apartment and they need to move in fifteen days. When Mario ... See full summary »

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Macarena Gómez, Nuria González, Adrià Collado
Sleep Tight (2011)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really?

Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Luis Tosar, Marta Etura, Alberto San Juan
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Stars: Chaney Kley, Emma Caulfield, Antony Burrows
Lie Still (2005)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

After breaking-up with his girlfriend Veronica, the unemployed John Hare rents a cheap room in an old boarding house owned by the nice Martin Stone and the landlord tells him that the house... See full summary »

Director: Sean Hogan
Stars: Tim Barlow, Robert Blythe, Susan Engel
[Rec]² (2009)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In order to ascertain the current situation inside, a supposed medical officer and a GEO team step into the quarantined and ill-fated apartment building.

Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Stars: Jonathan D. Mellor, Manuela Velasco, Óscar Zafra
Documentary | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
Stars: Alejandro Parreño, David Bustamante, Manu Tenorio
Miedo II (2010)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Mario Casas, María Castro, Kat Dagover
Alicia (1994)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Jaume Balagueró
Stars: Danae, Ana Luna, Elena Luna
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Mark
...
...
Stephan Enquist ...
Fermí Reixach ...
Villalobos (as Fermi Reixach)
...
Driver Traffic Jam
...
Electrician
Paula Fernández ...
Girl 1
Gemma Lozano ...
Girl 2
Xavier Allepuz ...
Boy 1
Joseph Roberts ...
Boy 2
Marc Ferrando ...
Boy 3
Josh Gaeta ...
Boy 4
Edit

Storyline

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... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A house. A past. A secret. Will you dare enter? See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing images, intense terror sequences, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

25 December 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Dark  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£102,154 (UK) (18 March 2005)

Gross:

£102,154 (UK) (18 March 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Unrated Version)

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Jaume Balagueró attempted to recruit actress Natalie Portman to play the part of Regina, which eventually went to Anna Paquin. See more »

Goofs

(Around 23 minutes into the movie) Regina comes down the stairs and sees that her dad has found a secret room under the stairs. Her father comes out holding a picture apparently very interested. Regina asks her father, "What's that?" looking at the space under the stairs. We then see a still frame where just barely, you can see Regina's father still in the space looking at the picture even though he had just stepped out of that area. See more »

Quotes

Regina: Since when are you afraid of the dark?
Paul: Everything is different here.
See more »

Connections

References Session 9 (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
I can see why people didn't like it, but i did.
14 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Darkness" got bad reviews by IMDb users but someone said that it looked a lot like "The Messengers" (2007) so i decided to see it.

I was surprised... The movie delivered more scares than i expected. I mean, some things that were made to look like a big part in the movie, then left alone were dumb, but the painting was really freaky, and there were lots of really tense scenes, like when Paul was in the bedroom by himself and when the father was getting pi$$ed and cutting the veggies really hard.

So my input is ignore what others say, and give it a try yourself. (Oh, and one more thing. The ending is really good, but i agree with the people who hated it... there should have been more.)

8/10


9 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What is the main reason that everyone hates this movie? silntmoon
The Ending of Movie is not Typical tufreeh
Reasons this movie made no sense. AshleyDevinBailey
I fell asleep xbruinbrat
The disease that the father has? hahehr
Satanism? bannor216
Discuss Darkness (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?