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.
When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.
On one last road trip before they're sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends get into an accident that calls their local sheriff to the scene. Thus begins a terrifying experience where the teens are taken to a secluded house of horrors, where a young, would-be killer is being nurtured.
In the 1800's there was a woman that little children would take their old teeth (ones they had recently lost) to in exchange for a gold coin. A few years later, tragedy struck her, first a fire in her house which caused her to not be able to go into any type of light, and then she was hanged. There's a story that goes around the town of Darkness Falls about her, and she's called the Tooth Fairy. The story goes that she can't go in the light, and if you wake up and see her, she'll kill you. The usual saying is "Don't Peek." Well, there is a boy named Kyle who gets a warning from his friend Caitlin to not peek. Well, he wakes up on the night when the Tooth Fairy is supposed to come and get his last tooth and sees her. It all leads to more tragedy and the movie jumps to 12 years later. Now grown up, Caitlin calls Kyle because her little brother Michael is going through the same things he did as a boy, and wants his help. Kyle goes back to Darkness Falls to face his past, and the woman in... Written by
The film went through five titles ("The Tooth Fairy", "Don't Peek", "Fear of the Dark", "The Tooth Fairy: The Ghost of Matilda Dixon" and "The Tooth Fairy: Every Legend Has Its Dark Side") before it became Darkness Falls (2003). See more »
It is established early that The Tooth Fairy is afraid of and very sensitive to light. Not just bright light. Any light. Therefore, no one should be able to see her because you need light to see anything. Otherwise, it would be recoiling from the pain of being in a light source. See more »
It is said that over 150 years ago, in the town of Darkness Falls, Matilda Dixon was adored by all the children. Whenever they would lose a tooth they would bring it to her in exchange for a gold coin, earning her the name, the Toothfairy. But fate was not kind to Matilda. One night fire tore through her home leaving her face horribly scarred. Matilda's burned flesh was so sensitive to light she could only go out at night, always wearing a porcelain mask so no one could ever look ...
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The Revolution Studios logo is tinted brown to tie into the Matilda Dixon backstory opening scene. See more »
This is worse than Swimfan, Jason X, Freddy's Dead, and Killer Clowns from Outer Space all put together...
...Now, this is not to say that the production value or blatant stench is any worse. It wasn't the cliches, cheap scares, or even the fact that I wasted money on this joke that I'm upset. My downright loathing of this flick culminates with the fact that with all the people that created this movie not one said, "Hey, perhaps we shouldn't make this. I think this is so foul that we should take the budget of this film and use it to mop up the local peep show booth." Consider this: after you saw 'Darkness Falls,' did you know that it took three, count 'em, THREE writers to make the screenplay? Did you wonder if the checks and balances system came into play there? Writer 1: "I've got an idea! Lets use the gimmicky premise, "Stay in the light;" steal the villian name, Toothfairy, from 'Red Dragon;' dump a troubled seemingly-omniscient kid in the mix of things; have a Blair Witch-esque backstory and write a coooooooool movie!!" Writer 2: "Oh! Oh! Can we have neato lighting effects?" Writer 3: "Yeah! Man, this is gonna be great!" Now, that, I'm sure, was how the writing sessions went. Didn't one of them say to the other, "Uh...maybe we should give the audience something so that the box office profits don't dip 80% the second weekend? a.k.a. Anything?!" First off, I'm shocked that three minds concocted something so atrocious...I was at least praying that it would be amusingly bad. Yet, I had to keep in mind that 'Darkness Falls' was no 'Jeepers Creepers' (I think those writers were kidding...at least I hope!). All the films I named off in the title were at most, incredibly amusing in their plights to the bottom of the barrell. 'Darkness Falls' is just appalling because it wholeheartedly believes that it is a quality product. You can tell this through how seriously it takes itself. If I directed this, I would have added in an underwater battle and counter-spirit to fight the toothfairy on the wings of a biplane flown by the psycho-kid nearly crashing into the Great Pyramid...also some mummies and a hot chick with an elephant shotgun. Anyway, the script was handed down to the production company, then to the director, then to the actors, then to the FX company, and the final product was given to the film editors; and I'm supposed to believe that none of these people found anything wrong with it?! I'm aware that the movie made over $12 million last weekend, but I can assure you that it will make at most maybe $3 million next week. Sure, it had a big opening. But, it's going to flop. I found this heep of fodder so offensive and I wish I could go into depth. Of course, I wouldn't want to spoil it for all y'all who love this stuff...this and Ed Wood's 'Orgy of the Dead.'
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