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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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Caitlin (as Emma Caulfield)
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Grant Piro ...
Larry
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Dr. Murphy
Peter Curtin ...
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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 ...
Young Kyle
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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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Rated PG-13 for terror and horror images, and brief language | See all certifications »

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24 January 2003 (USA)  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,024,917, 26 January 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,551,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,488,536
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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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It didn't make any sense whatsoever!
26 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

DARKNESS FALLS is one hell of a bad movie. It's a complete disaster. The thing that makes it a disaster is the fact that it just doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Why is the evil tooth fairy killing everyone?!?! Isn't she supposed to kill only the children who peeked at her? Why kill the mother or, in the present time, everyone that's around the guy? It's beyond stupid. And the way the filmmakers play with the concept of how the evil tooth fairy is afraid of light is something straight out of Scooby Doo! This film reminded me a lot of GRAVEYARD SHIFT, that terrible Stephen King movie. The pacing, the look, the blandness of both films, and the awful script, are very similar in quality.

But the thing that's really disappointing is that the idea of an evil tooth fairy is actually cool. Everyone HATES going to the dentist. No one likes having teeth pulled, etc. There is an underlying built-in fear in all of us about anything having to do with teeth , and had the concept been handled better, it could have worked brilliantly. The concept is good but the execution is horrendous! This PG-13 movie never exploits this innate fear and the whole thing ends up being ridiculous and overwrought. The Brothers Grimm knew how to take something from our childhood that was innocuous and twisted it enough to make it look creepy & terrifying. Had the producers had a smidget imagination and had turned the story into a Grimm-like horror story, it would have worked.

It's truly a pathetic attempt at horror, certainly when filmmakers put children in jeopardy as recklessly as this one. The whole bland thing made me think that this was a "christian" produced horror film.


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