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Fear of the Dark (2003)

PG-13 | | 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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K.C. Bascombe

Writer:

John Sullivan
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kevin Zegers ... Dale Billings
Jesse James ... Ryan Billings
Rachel Skarsten ... Heather Fontaine
Charles Edwin Powell ... Eric Billings (as Charles Powell)
Linda Purl ... Sandy Bilings
Daniel Rindress-Kay ... Taylor
Derrick Damon Reeve Derrick Damon Reeve ... Figure Pulling Young Ryan / Cloaked Tall Figure #1
Charles-Etienne Burelle Charles-Etienne Burelle ... Young Ryan
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some terror | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apolyto skotadi See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Quotes

[repeated line]
Dale Billings: There's nothing there in the dark that's not there in the light.
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Connections

Features The Evil Dead (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Fear of the Dark
Written by Ken Frost
Performed by Diana Baisley
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What you always thought was there... is
23 August 2004 | by dexshirtsSee all my reviews

I have to disagree with some comments that I have read about this movie. Personally, I thought it started quite poor in that it would be another cheesy, cheap, suburban style movie. However, the route that it followed was surprising and interesting.

Basically, from my own personal thoughts, this movie brought into reality, the fears that I've experienced as a kid. Whenever you think there's something in your room, the safest place is always under the covers and if you peak out there's going to be a scary face staring at you. Or if part of your body is not covered by the duvet it'll get grabbed by a hand...

This film takes all these fears and myths into consideration and tries to tie them all in. No it's not necessarily scary in this sense, but I believe it tries more to 'relate' rather than scare, and perhaps 'spook' you rather than terrify.

Without spoiling it for people who have not seen it, the film takes an interesting route as mentioned before, making these fears more than the kid's imagination, and that was a surprise.

Some good camera work has been implemented but the film is still very basic. I would say it's an enjoyable film for those who are a little precautious of dark corners.


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