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The Darkness (2016)

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A family unknowingly awakens an ancient supernatural entity on a Grand Canyon vacation, and must fight for survival when it follows them home.

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Greg McLean
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Bacon ... Peter Taylor
Radha Mitchell ... Bronny Taylor
David Mazouz ... Michael Taylor
Lucy Fry ... Stephanie Taylor
Matt Walsh ... Gary Carter
Jennifer Morrison ... Joy Carter
Parker Mack ... Andrew Carter
Paul Reiser ... Simon Richards
Ming-Na Wen ... Wendy Richards
Trian Long Smith ... Sammy Levin (as Trian Long-Smith)
Tara Lynne Barr ... Kat
Krista Marie Yu ... Tasha
Christopher Darga ... Jeff (as Chris Darga)
Judith McConnell ... Trish
Ilza Ponko ... Gloria Ortega (as Ilza Rosario)
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A family unknowingly awakens an ancient supernatural entity on a Grand Canyon vacation, and must fight for survival when it follows them home.

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 »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

6 Miranda Drive See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,950,859, 15 May 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,732,841, 26 June 2016
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

3.0 : 1
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Trivia

The Darkness (2016) reunites Kevin Bacon and Jennifer Morrison for the first time since Stir of Echoes (1999). See more »

Goofs

About 40 minutes in, there's a scene in which the Baconator closes the garage door after it mysteriously opens, then sees the French doors open. He walks up to close it and you notice, the closed door of the two has no holes for the lock and knob to go into. But the open door, as the Baconator looks out, has the door knob/lock hardware. That door can't close shut or lock. See more »

Quotes

Gary Carter: Sometimes your answer you are looking for, it's gonna come from some place you are not looking.
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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 »

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It's a Good Life
Written and Performed by Bruce Bergh
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Moderately entertaining Poltergeist knock off with an American Indian mythology twist
5 June 2016 | by s3276169See all my reviews

The Darkness is, in my opinion, a pretty obvious Poltergeist knock off, with an American Indian mythology twist.

This film follows much the same formula made famous by Poltergeist. It makes a few distinctions, by drawing on American Indian mythology but beyond that, its business as usual.

That said, this film is in no way as creepy or frightening, as Poltergeist. The demons, look more like a bunch of bad extras from a cultural festival. Their evil is not really all that evil either. They feel more like bad tenants or squatters, who have personal hygiene issues. Hand washing in particular, is not their thing.

That said, in fairness this is not a bad film. Its moderately entertaining and it has a good cast, including Kevin Bacon, who I have a lot of time for. His performance helps lift this film and is complimented by a capable cast who generally share good chemistry.The family dynamic, in particular, is very believable in a middle aged, kind of yuppie-ish way.

I give The Darkness a six out of ten. Its not exceptional but it is still quite watchable.


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