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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

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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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Don't close your eyes See more »

Genres:

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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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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Fear of the Dark
Written by Ken Frost
Performed by Diana Baisley
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Fear Factor.....
14 April 2004 | by rbrbSee all my reviews

Excellent drama with a good message worthy of at least an 8 out of 10. The movie centers on a child's fear of the dark and there are many scary and dramatic moments climaxing in how to come to terms with ones fears. The script is good, the acting convincing and the direction very professional. And the youngsters who are the main leads give quality performances. Well done to those making this movie. More of the same please!


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