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The Darkness (2016)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 13 May 2016 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Kojo | Official site

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

Gross USA:

$10,753,574

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,898,293
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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

3.0 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene where Mikey is mesmerized by an explosion on TV is actually a clip of atomic bomb testing from the 40's or 50's. 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

Stephanie Taylor: We never talk about him, we never talk about how he affects all of us... it's getting creepier and creepier.
Stephanie Taylor: Will you tell Michael to stay out of my room... he keeps leaving dirty hand prints everywhere.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Gamera: The Giant Monster (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Good Life
Written and Performed by Bruce Bergh
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Not THAT bad 7/10
5 June 2016 | by ajp-06126See all my reviews

So another example of how IMDb user reviews and ratings have slated another reasonably good film. Clearly everyone has different expectations when it comes to horrors, and for me personally, movies like Insidious, Paranormal Activity, Sinister and Dark Skies etc tick the box. And this was one I would gladly add to that list. Unfortunately with most new movies, the story lines and scares are nothing original and this one is no different. If that is enough to put you off then I suggest you don't watch this. I on the other hand, take a movie for what it is and I was not in any way disappointed. The cast, acting, script and effects were all decent enough and it was all a bit predictable but who cares.... I enjoyed it. Unlike 90% of the reviewers here who seem to be wannabe critics and outright movie boffins, I on the other hand am just a NORMAL person. This film is worth watching if you are not going to dissect every scene from the start to the finish merely to find faults. 7/10


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