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The Darkness (2016)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 13 May 2016 (USA)
2:07 | Trailer
A family unknowingly awakens an ancient supernatural entity on a Grand Canyon vacation, and must fight for survival when it follows them home.


Greg McLean





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)


Peter and Bronny Taylor go on a trip to the Grand Canyon with their daughter, Stephanie, and Mikey, their autistic son. Mikey discovers a small cavern, where he finds rocks with glyphs on them. He takes the rocks, keeping a secret untold. When the Taylors return home, strange things begin to happen..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Evil comes home


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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Did You Know?


The company that Bacon works for is called Fells Point & Levinson - a reference to legendary director Barry Levinson - Kevin Bacon was also in Diner (1982) - a picture directed by Barry Levinson, and also starring Paul Reiser, who is in this picture too. See more »


The Anasazi Indians apparently spoke Tanoan, Acoma, Zuni, and Navajo, all Native American languages. However, they seem to understand the healers talking to them in Spanish, a language that is nothing like their languages. See more »


Bronny Taylor: Your scaring him
Peter Taylor: He is scaring Me
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Crazy Credits

There is a short mid-credit scene showing the stones on their resting place, ready to be picked up again. See more »


References V/H/S (2012) See more »


Right Down the Street
Written and Performed by Christopher Welch
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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User Reviews

Good for the young'uns; bad for those who love horror
7 January 2019 | by r-g-hughesSee all my reviews

I thought the movie was 'okay', edging toward bad only because I'm a horror movie buff and I'm a bit jaded. Been watching horror/suspense/thrillers for over *cough* 40 years.

However, it's a decent movie if you look at it from the point of view of a younger person, like a child or teen.

The movie doesn't have very much gore at all. But, it does have 'blood' in one scene that I can recall and it's 'blood spots' not 'blood pools'. The kind you might get if you poked your finger with a needle.

I'm really surprised that the movie did so poorly considering the number of stars in it. Ming-na Wen, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Morrison, Paul Reiser? Comeon! lol

Anyway, the movie had a lot of potential but, for me, didn't quite do it. I would've given this movie a 7 as a teen or young adult. As an older and jaded adult, I'm tougher on horror because my expectations are high.

Also, I didn't fall asleep while watching like I did with The Conjuring.

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Release Date:

13 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

6 Miranda Drive See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,950,859, 15 May 2016

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