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Fear of the Dark (2003)

 -  Horror  -  9 March 2004 (USA)
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Twelve year old Ryan Billings has been diagnosed with an acute fear of the dark. He spends each night lying awake in torment, waiting and watching as the evil in the darkness grows stronger... See full summary »

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Twelve year old Ryan Billings has been diagnosed with an acute fear of the dark. He spends each night lying awake in torment, waiting and watching as the evil in the darkness grows stronger, feeding off his fear. His older brother Dale, suspects that there is nothing wrong with Ryan and that this is just a ploy for more attention. Regardless, he promises to watch over his little brother as their parents head off to a party for the night. Outside a storm rages and when the power goes out, darkness envelops the house. Ryan knows that tonight the evil has finally come to claim him. Dale desperately tries everything to try and calm him down, until the horrors in the dark make him realize Ryan had good reason to be so afraid! Written by Jocelyn Throop

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Once you believe... you're dead! See more »

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[repeated line]
Dale Billings: There's nothing there in the dark that's not there in the light.
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Features The Evil Dead (1981) See more »

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Performed by The Megatones
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I quite enjoyed this film :)
19 November 2004 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

In fact I find it to be the best out of the three movies relating to creatures of the dark that came out in 2002. They was the absolute worst of the bunch, a dreadful film that I most definitely don't recommend viewing. Darkness Falls was also terrible, very cheesy. The only thing making it better than They was the acting done by the main characters...and unfortunately thats pushing it. Fear of the Dark was very delightful to me. I thought the suspense scenes were fairly decent and the acting was actually enjoyable, not making me feel at all embarrassed for the actors...well....maybe just the little kid. His acting was on the slightly annoying side. But I definitely agree that this movie brought back my childhood memories when every shadow on the walls were monsters, a nasty creature lived in my closet and under my bed, and hiding under the sheets, making sure every limb was tucked in, provided top protection from the them :) Yes, I do recommend seeing this movie. Forget They and Darkness Falls, this is the one worth the money ;) 7/10


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