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Kenya De Rosa
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
In a version of the film, the creature only appears in the final act. The studio was not satisfied by this, so they brought Stan Winston in to create a new Tooth Fairy that would be seen throughout the film. The original design (by Steve Wang) bears no resemblance to the new version, although it is the basis for the McFarlane Toys figure released in 2002. 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 »
If you like horror/ghost/monster movies, this is definitely worth watching. As laughable as the 'tooth fairy' theme is, it's just a general basis for a decent enjoyable movie.
I'm rating this 6 just for the fact that it breaks a trend of teen slasher flicks filled with pointless sex, nudity, and partying. There is NO sex in this movie *shock*
The story is weak, but it sticks to the point, doesn't screw around with needless plot twists or accusing the main character of being crazy the whole time; instead, people actually see the creature kill people. The acting isn't too bad, but fails to develop characters you care about or remember who they're supposed to be.
Basically, it's not a thinking movie, apart from reconsidering not being afraid of the dark. But it IS a good monster movie, with some good visuals thanks to Stan Winston. And that's something we don't get very often.
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