4.3/10
7,926
69 user 70 critic

The Darkness (2016)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 13 May 2016 (USA)
Trailer
2:19 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $14.99 (HD) on Amazon Video

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.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
1,264 ( 436)

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

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.

Director: Johannes Roberts
Stars: Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky
Lights Out II (2016)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Rebecca must unlock the terror behind her little brother's experiences that once tested her sanity, bringing her face to face with an entity attached to their mother.

Director: David F. Sandberg
Stars: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When a college student unfriends a mysterious girl online, she finds herself fighting a demonic presence that wants to make her lonely by killing her closest friends.

Director: Simon Verhoeven
Stars: Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo
Before I Wake (2016)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps.

Director: Mike Flanagan
Stars: Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane, Jacob Tremblay
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her 2 daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business, inviting an evil presence into their home.

Director: Mike Flanagan
Stars: Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso
Cell I (2016)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England.

Director: Tod Williams
Stars: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman
Incarnate (2016)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A scientist with the ability to enter the subconscious minds of the possessed must save a young boy from the grips of a demon with powers never seen before, while facing the horrors of his past.

Director: Brad Peyton
Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Carice van Houten, Catalina Sandino Moreno
Sacrifice II (2016)
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

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 »

Director: Peter A. Dowling
Stars: Radha Mitchell, Hilary Rose, Rupert Graves
The Remains I (2016)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

After a family moves into an old Victorian home, they discover a chest in the attic containing antiques tainted by a malevolent spirit. As the antiques slowly possess each family member, ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Della Bella
Stars: Todd Lowe, Brooke Butler, Hannah Nordberg
Edit

Cast

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)
...
Kat
...
...
Jeff (as Chris Darga)
...
Trish
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Taglines:

Evil comes home

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 May 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

6 Miranda Drive  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$10,732,841 (USA) (24 June 2016)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

3.0 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lucy Fry would collaborate with Greg McLean again on the TV series Wolf Creek (2016). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bronny Taylor: Your scaring him
Peter Taylor: He is scaring Me
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Shut in and Arrival (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Mozart Piano Sonata in A
Performed by Martin Gibson
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as W.A. Mozart)
Arranged by Martin Gibson
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
where's the actual BAND The Darkness when you need 'em?
13 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is simply a lame and lazy movie. It has the smallest seeds of potential I think in the aspect of the child with autism. There could be something with a horror movie that uses a child who has this disorder and has some sort of psychic or supernatural connections to things, it could make for a good premise for a movie. This isn't it, however. The Darkness is generic all the way down to its title - can you imagine the faces lit up when the actors (who did get paid anyway so whatever) are told they'll be in a new horror movie produced by Jason Blum (whatever you think of Blumhouse they made Whiplash so points there for that), and then comes a script called 'The Darkness' and those faces fall a little - and its laziness comes largely in execution.

These aren't all necessarily bad actors really; Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, even Paul Reiser I've seen do excellent work in major films for major artists. Here, it's slumming in a story that feels like its grafted plot points and character beats from a Lifetime movie; the mother/wife who's an alcoholic; the philandering husband/father who can't keep it in his pants (until he decides to not to that so much due to the crazy s*** at home); the daughter who has bulimia since, you know, she has to be given something to do. And of course the son who is autistic (though we don't see that at the start of the movie, set at the Grand Canyon where he happens to plop into a hole and find some spooky rocks, woo rocks, scary), and the filmmakers use the autism more to keep things in the first half suspicious.

So in other words, it's not taking autism really seriously aside from it being a crutch to hold on to: there's some weird things going on in the house like (gasp) hand-prints and prints on a mirror during a shower, well you can blame it on the autistic kid Mikey, right? The kid is directed to be pretty one dimensional, and there's a few moments that are just laughably poor. And it all leads up to a conclusion that we've seen a thousand times with these possessed-house movies - and for some reason even though I believe the Anasazi are Native American in heritage the "healers" are Mexican because maybe they couldn't afford to hire Native American actors (and having actors speaking Spanish makes things more, uh, 'authentic' or scary).

This is weak by way of building up family drama (also it feels confused as if on the one hand the family had these problems before this phantom menace so to speak arrived, but on the other hand it's also meant to be like the ghosts make them more effed up, which is it) and by the numbers (plus logic stuff, simple things, like is the movie so cheap that they couldn't show the boy at a school - the actor playing him doesn't look too young to be in school as autistic kids *do* attend), and yet its laziness causes it to be borderline offensive. Could you at least TRY to build real suspense? Even jump scares, the more tired of the crutches of horror filmmakers today, at least give us something to do in a theater if only by motor-reaction or something. The jump scares here are non-existent to bare-bones (ooh, the son's behind her, whoops), and by the climax it's ultimately bloodless too with a PG-13 rating so, uh, kids can sit bored too? This is a movie made at the prestigious school for hacks, The University of Don't-Give-a-F***ery, and if you don't care then I don't, either. Kevin Bacon can do better.


31 of 45 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?