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Darkness Falls (2003)

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.

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Grant Piro ...
Larry
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Matt
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Dr. Murphy
Peter Curtin ...
Dr. Travis
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Nurse Lauren
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Nurse Alex
John Stanton ...
Captain Henry
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Ray (as Angus Murray Lincoln Sampson)
Charlotte Rose ...
Ray's Wife (as Charlotte Rees)
Joshua Anderson ...
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Rebecca McCauley ...
Kyle's Mom
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In the Nineteenth Century, in Darkness Falls, Matilda Dixon is a good woman, who exchanges with children their baby teeth per coins. One day, her face is burnt in a fire in her house, she becomes sensitive to light and uses a china mask to protect her face against light. When two children are not found in the town, Matilda is blamed by the population and burnt in a fire, as if she were a witch. She claims to be not guilty and curses the whole population of the town and their descendants, stating that when each child loses the last tooth, she would come to get it, and if the child looks at her, she would kill him or her. After her death, the two children are found, and the shamed citizens decide to bury this sad and unfair event and never mention it again. Twelve years ago, the boy Kyle accidentally saw the Tooth Fairy, and she killed his mother. All the persons in Darkness Falls but his girlfriend Caitlin accused the boy of murdering his mother and sent him to an institution, ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Every Legend Has Its Dark Side. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for terror and horror images, and brief language | See all certifications »

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24 January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Don't Peek  »

Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,024,917 (USA) (26 January 2003)

Gross:

$32,551,396 (USA)
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Shares much of the same score as Timeline released in 2003 and also scored by Brian Tyler. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, young Kyle has two small (unexplained) scratches on the upper part of his left cheek which appear to be about an inch and a half at most. The next morning, a close-up of Kyle shows two very large (approx. 4"-5") slashes on the upper and lower portion of his cheek, as well as what may be a third across his left collar bone. In the preceding and subsequent shots, Kyle is seen with the original small scratches. See more »

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Narrator: 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 »

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Referenced in Down to the Bone: Anatomy of a Prequel (2007) See more »

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Look Out Below
Written by Brian Howes
Performed by Closure
Courtesy of TVT Records
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Evil Tooth fairy steals plot
3 February 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this horror flick the tooth fairy is evil and it comes for children when they lose their last tooth and then it kills them (or others) if they look at it. Chaney Klay plays a young man who once survived a tooth fairy assault that killed his mother and now he returns years later to help his old girlfriend (Emma Caulfield of "Buffy" fame) and her young brother who are now being terrorized. The logic of the storyline comes and goes as eventualy the tooth fairy causes a power outage in the town (seems it doesnt like light!) and starts reducing the population pretty quickly. The film does have its share of scares and decent moments, but the performances are weak and the plot leaves little room for character development so we move quickly from plot point to plot point to death scene. GRADE: C-


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