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Darkness (2002)

 -  Horror  -  25 December 2004 (USA)
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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.

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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

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

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

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25 December 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£102,154 (UK) (18 March 2005)

Gross:

£102,154 (UK) (18 March 2005)
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Miramax/Dimension had paid $4 million for the rights to distribute the movie in North America and some other territories, but then shelved it for more than two years. The company gave the film a US theatrical release at Christmas 2004 after heavy editing to secure a PG-13 rating. See more »

Goofs

When Paul lines up his colored pencils a crew members hand can be seen with an air nozzle ready to make the pencil roll under the bed. See more »

Quotes

Regina: Since when are you afraid of the dark?
Paul: Everything is different here.
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Spooky and creepy Spanish film with international cast
13 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

The movie centers about a family living outskirts Barcelona and the terrible events that happen to the daughter (Anna Paquin) and the rest of family: father(Iain Glenn),mother(Lena Olin)and grandfather(Giancarlo Giannini).

The motion picture gets a certain likeness to films as ¨Amytiville¨ saga and the recent ¨The others¨and ¨6º sense¨ , the director Jaume Balaguero takes parts each other films. In the movie there are terror, suspense,drama and since the beginning until ending the horror and tension is endless. The argument picture is pretty twisted and the final has an extraordinary surprise.

Interpretation by Anna Paquin as scared adolescent is average, she's very young and lack her experience, better play her grandfather and parents : Giancarlo Giannini, Lena Olin and Iain Glenn, both of whom are riveting. The film is produced by Julio Fernandez of Fantastic Factory, corporation with deal of hits in terror genre.

Balaguero direction is outstanding, Xavi Gimenez cinematography with lights and shades originates a frightening and scary atmosphere and Carlos Cases music creates true fear.

The flick will appeal to ghostly atmosphere enthusiasts and horror genre fans. Rating: 6,5/10 good


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