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Dark Skies (2013)

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As the Barret family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them.

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As the Barret family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them.

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Rated PG-13 for violence, terror throughout, sexual material, drug content and language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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22 February 2013 (USA)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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$8,189,166 (USA) (22 February 2013)

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$17,411,930 (USA) (17 May 2013)
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Not normally interested in genre films, Keri Russell was attracted to the project because of its depiction of a mother fighting for her family. See more »

Goofs

"A.C.E." is listed after cinematographer David Boyd's name in the opening credits. This stands for American Cinema Editors, of which he is not a member (he also isn't even a film editor). The correct letters to use would have been "A.S.C." for American Society of Cinematographers, of which he is a member. See more »

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Title Card: Two possibilities exist... Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. - Arthur C. Clarke
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Referenced in Face Off: Cosmic Conspiracy (2014) See more »

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The Star Spangled Banner
Music by John Stafford Smith Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Performed by The United States Coast Guard Band
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Best horror film I've seen in years!
8 May 2013 | by (Carcas) – See all my reviews

I have to admit i'm very surprised with this movie, also i'm surprised that its getting low ratings, i guess crap like paranormal activity is whats popular around... Anyway, this is by far the most scary movie in the last 10 years, i could dare anyone to name another movie that can deliver the scare in a better way than this?... yes there are a LOT of clichés, but they are so well done, that it doesn't matter.. Also the acting is simply TOP-notch, which adds so much to the plot... Im a big fan of mashup genres, and this is a great mixture of sci-fi and horror, it takes elements from many other movies, which is not a bad thing at all... The ending leads (hopefully) to a sequel, i really think it deserves one...


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