Movie Review – The Darkness (Netflix)

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Movie Blurb:

A family unknowingly awakens an ancient supernatural entity on a Grand Canyon vacation, and must fight for survival when it follows them home.           

My Review:

Characters

3.5stars

Entertaining characters with strengths, weaknesses, and enough depth to keep the watcher rooting for them the whole time.

Plot

fourstars

A creepy, haunting story centered around the mysterious disappearance of the Anasazi tribe.

Flow

fourstars

Though some small developments go unfulfilled, overall this film flowed quite nicely.

Overall Impression

You know I love my horror movies, so when I saw this on Netflix I freaked, mainly because Radha Mitchell is in it (famous for her character from Silent Hill).

The blurb pretty much explains it, but this film is about a family being haunted by spirits after visiting the Grand Canyon.

I really liked this movie.

The characters didn’t really blow me away, but I loved Radha Mitchell. She is always great a playing a mom character. The other characters were decent also. I’d have to say my least favorite was Kevin Bacon, mainly due to his character’s personality.  There was also nods to autism and bullemia in here that I enjoyed.

The plot had me from the very start. Vacation time? Bringing haunted stuff back with you? Creepy happenings? I’m all for it! The plot was simple, but I think that’s why I enjoyed this as much as I did (so many people trashed this on IMDB). Again, it didn’t shake me to the core, but it was entertaining and my eyes were glued to the screen.

All in all, this was a solid horror movie that was entertaining despite public opinion. Give it a shot if you have some time!

Special note: I got a little creeped out while watching this because at the time I was reading a book (Animorphs #34) and there was a joke about the Anasazi tribe in the book right around the time I started watching this. So coincidentally weird!

 

Final Score

6.5/10

Wrap-up

That’s it for this movie review. How about you? Have you seen this one?

Did you enjoy it? Love it, hate it? Feel free to comment, and have a great day!

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13 Comments »

  1. I haven’t watched it. I haven’t really been watching much of anything besides YouTube. I loved Kevin Bacon in Tremors and Footloose and now that you made me think of them I want to rewatch them lol.

  2. Oooh, I get creeped out by those weird coincidences too. A few months ago, it seemed like Lord Byron kept popping up EVERYWHERE in my entertainment life. That was a very very odd few weeks.

    • Yeah, it was so weird! They never mentioned the Anasazi in the series until this one, which just felt very odd and kinda gave me chills. Like “what is happening here?” Luckily I was not visited by evil Anasazi demons. Thank goodness!

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