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The Darkness (2016)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 13 May 2016 (USA)
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A family returns from a Grand Canyon vacation, haunted by an ancient supernatural entity they unknowingly awakened and engages them in a fight for their survival.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bronny Taylor
Michael Taylor
Gary Carter
Joy Carter
Andrew Carter
Simon Richards
Wendy Richards
Sammy Levin (as Trian Long-Smith)
Jeff (as Chris Darga)


A family returns from a Grand Canyon vacation, haunted by an ancient supernatural entity they unknowingly awakened and engages them in a fight for their survival.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Evil comes home


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some disturbing violence, brief sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 May 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

6 Miranda Drive  »

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Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,950,859 (USA) (13 May 2016)


$10,732,841 (USA) (24 June 2016)

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3.0 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Stephanie Taylor: We never talk about him, we never talk about how he affects all of us... it's getting creepier and creepier.
Stephanie Taylor: Will you tell Michael to stay out of my room... he keeps leaving dirty hand prints everywhere.
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Crazy Credits

The title doesn't appear until nine minutes in to the film. See more »


Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Money Monster/The Darkness (2016) See more »


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Written and Performed by Martin Rowberry
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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29 May 2016 | by (London) – See all my reviews

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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