After her young son is killed in a tragic accident, a woman learns of a ritual which will bring him back to say goodbye, but when she disobeys a sacred warning, she upsets the balance between life and death.
Sarah Wayne Callies,
Sacrifice is the story of consultant surgeon, Tora Hamilton, who moves with her husband, Duncan, to the remote Shetland Islands, 100 miles off the north-east coast of Scotland. Deep in the ... See full summary »
Radha Mitchell previously collaborated with Greg McLean on Rogue (2007). See more »
When the boy puts down the stones, he swaps the order of the 2nd and 4th stones from Crow Coyote Snake Wolf Buffalo, to Crow Wolf Snake Coyote Buffalo. The father at the end of the movie places them back in the correct order. See more »
We never talk about him, we never talk about how he affects all of us... it's getting creepier and creepier.
Will you tell Michael to stay out of my room... he keeps leaving dirty hand prints everywhere.
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The title doesn't appear until nine minutes in to the film. See more »
I love scary movies. I love most things that come out of Blumhouse Productions since it's been around. Things like The Conjuring, Annabelle, Sinister, Insidious, all wonderful forays into the genre of spook. But The Darkness, which I thought had a lot of promise, is absolutely miserable, paling in comparison to the other films from the studio. It seems a desperate, highly formulaic premise that's a money grab at best. There is nothing original; The script is incredibly lazy, relying on jump scares and the musical score stabs. There are no likable characters with any redemptive qualities. It's another well off family in a big beautiful house that you'll never afford in a very basic plot that has zero substance. It's been done over and over, but better by Poltergeist, Paranormal Activity, Amityville, The Shining... the list goes on and on. This film tries very hard to simulate the recipe of the latter films in order to make money rather than entertain.
Great talents are wasted here, Kevin Bacon, most notably. The genre has had far better entries in the last couple of years, so there is simply no excuse for this.
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