Movie Number- 30
Title- Darkness Falls (2003)
Genre- Supernatural Horror
Branden’s Rating- 4 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating- 7 out of 10
Average Rating- 5.5
Netflix Rating- 3 Stars
Comments– This movie starts out with a TON of potential, and is one of the scarier openings to a movie I can remember. When I saw this in theatres back in 2003, I nearly shit myself and was unsure if I would be able to watch the entire movie. That quickly changed when the rest of the movie started playing out in front of me. A movie about a boy who witnesses his mom die at the hands of the tooth fairy, and then proceeds to live his life with very little sleep, and always in the light (where he found safety from the tooth fairy). This one never delivered what I expected of it, even 7 years later. Throughly disappointing with some very mediocre acting. But, that’s Bridgette’s cup of tea, and she enjoyed it well enough to give it a 7. Disappointing-good.
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.