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Dark Skies (2013)

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As the Barrett family's peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them, one which may have arrived from beyond the stars.

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Scott Stewart

Writer:

Scott Stewart
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keri Russell ... Lacy Barrett
Josh Hamilton ... Daniel Barrett
Dakota Goyo ... Jesse Barrett
Kadan Rockett ... Sam Barrett
J.K. Simmons ... Edwin Pollard
L.J. Benet ... Kevin Ratner
Rich Hutchman ... Mike Jessop
Myndy Crist ... Karen Jessop
Annie Thurman ... Shelly Jessop
Jake Brennan ... Bobby Jessop (as Jake Washburn)
Ron Ostrow ... Richard Klein
Tom Costello ... Young Father
Marion Kerr ... Young Mother
Alyvia Alyn Lind ... Young Daughter
Josh Stamberg ... Police Officer
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Storyline

The Barrett family-mother Lacy, father Daniel, older son Jesse, and younger son Sammy-reside on a quiet suburban street in an unnamed American city. Daniel is currently unemployed, placing the burden of supporting the family on Lacy, who works as a real estate agent. Their two sons enjoy a happy relationship and communicate with each other from their beds via walk-talkie. A number of strange occurrences befall the family. During the night, the contents of the kitchen are rearranged in bizarre configurations. The house alarm is set off when it detects that all entry points were breached simultaneously. Sammy suffers a fit while playing soccer and Lacy is shocked when hundreds of birds suddenly crash into the house. One night, Lacy is awakened by a sound from Sammy's room. When she goes to check on him, through the darkness she sees a figure standing over his bed. She turns on the light to find an empty room. Sammy is found walking away from the house but cannot remember leaving. Lacy, ...

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From the producer of Insidious and Sinister comes a new horror phenomenon. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, terror throughout, sexual material, drug content and language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los elegidos See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,189,166, 24 February 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,411,930, 19 May 2013
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was originally pitched as a found footage film. See more »

Goofs

When Daniel announces he has a new job, the flowers repeatedly jump back and forth between his hands and Lacy's hands between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Title Card: Two possibilities exist... Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. - Arthur C. Clarke
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Connections

Referenced in Luc Turgeon's Channel: Dark Skies: Movie Review (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Stars & Stripes Forever
Written by John Philip Sousa
Performed by The United States Marine Band
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Best horror film I've seen in years!
8 May 2013 | by dreamrafaSee all my reviews

I have to admit i'm very surprised with this movie, also i'm surprised that its getting low ratings, i guess crap like paranormal activity is whats popular around... Anyway, this is by far the most scary movie in the last 10 years, i could dare anyone to name another movie that can deliver the scare in a better way than this?... yes there are a LOT of clichés, but they are so well done, that it doesn't matter.. Also the acting is simply TOP-notch, which adds so much to the plot... Im a big fan of mashup genres, and this is a great mixture of sci-fi and horror, it takes elements from many other movies, which is not a bad thing at all... The ending leads (hopefully) to a sequel, i really think it deserves one...


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