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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.


Greg McLean
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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)


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


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 »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,732,841, 26 June 2016
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

3.0 : 1
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Did You Know?


Peter Taylor (Kevin Bacon) works for the architectural firm of "Fells, Point & Levinson," as shown on a computer screen. Filmmaker Barry Levinson of Diner (1982) fame, is well known by moviegoers in the State of Maryland for incorporating the community of Fells Point, Maryland into his films. See more »


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 »


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

The title doesn't appear until nine minutes in to the film. See more »


Referenced in Half in the Bag: Shut in and Arrival (2016) See more »


Everything You Need
Performed by Kate Booye and Jon Estep
Written by Jon-Michael Estep
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Like Scary Movies? You've seen this before...
29 May 2016 | by phaylenSee all my reviews

I love scary movies. I love most things that come out of Blumhouse Productions since it's been around. Things like The Conjuring, Annabelle, Sinister, Insidious, all wonderful forays into the genre of spook. But The Darkness, which I thought had a lot of promise, is absolutely miserable, paling in comparison to the other films from the studio. It seems a desperate, highly formulaic premise that's a money grab at best. There is nothing original; The script is incredibly lazy, relying on jump scares and the musical score stabs. There are no likable characters with any redemptive qualities. It's another well off family in a big beautiful house that you'll never afford in a very basic plot that has zero substance. It's been done over and over, but better by Poltergeist, Paranormal Activity, Amityville, The Shining... the list goes on and on. This film tries very hard to simulate the recipe of the latter films in order to make money rather than entertain.

Great talents are wasted here, Kevin Bacon, most notably. The genre has had far better entries in the last couple of years, so there is simply no excuse for this.

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