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Metascore

Based on 27 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
50
Film Threat
If you’re looking for a compelling horror flick, don’t waste your time with Darkness Falls.
40
About as scary as a ride on a minor roller coaster, it unrolls its amplified butcher-block shock effects within the first five minutes.
38
Charlotte Observer
Isn't satisfying or surprising. It doesn't even make sense from scene to scene.
33
A joyless amalgam of horror movie cliches, none used more exhaustively than the false alarm.
25
Do you really need me to tell you how scary this horror show isn't?
25
San Francisco Chronicle
Dumb.
12
Chicago Tribune
A lamebrained attempt at horror that is just a derivative pastiche of ideas lifted from other bad films.
10
Darkness Falls -- with a thud. But it does not go gently into the night, for director Jonathan Liebesman and his large crew cram as much style and energy as they can into a hokey and morbid supernatural thriller plot. It's a downer to see so much effort expended on such junk.
10
L.A. Weekly
Black cats, ill-timed power outages and children in peril are just a few of the hoary scare tactics ineffectively rendered in the style of so many films buried in the dark recesses of January.
0
Washington Post
A truly awful and extremely loud scareflick.

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