Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Darkness (Movie Review)

Release Date: May 13, 2016
Genre: Thriller
Synopsis: Peter Taylor (Kevin Bacon), his wife Bronny and their two children return to Los Angeles after a fun-filled vacation to the Grand Canyon. Strange events soon start to plague the family, including young son Michael's increasingly erratic behavior. The Taylors learn that Michael brought back some mysterious rocks that he discovered inside a cave. Unfortunately, something followed them home as the clan now find themselves in a battle with a supernatural force that preys on their worst fears.

To be honest, I really wasn't feeling this movie. I am usually a horror buff but this did not satisfy my needs at all. I personally think it was because the acting was horrible and the plot line was straight up confusing but I hated every single moment of this movie. 

The Darkness brings horror movie cliches' to life and sometimes they are not even relevant. A review that I read before venturing into the movie myself was that: 

A kitchen-sink horror movie so over-the-top that even the actual kitchen faucet runs mysteriously. - Scott Tobias, Variety

Now personally, this movie did not thrive to the potential that it could have been. This movie family was straight up the worst of the worst. It faces autism, bulimia, alcoholism, and adultery but this evil force brings them all together. Why? I don't know. They were already falling apart before the haunting started. 

This was so god awful that I caught up on some sleep in the movie and woke up with a headache after. It tries to teach you that you should not be afraid of the dark and the things that lurk and it did accomplish that because you were either laughing or straight faced with indifference throughout the entire movie. 

There were no jump scares or scream points and that was what I spent $10 on for a 1.5 out of 5 star movie that was made to be a horror movie. 

Blog you later, awesome nerds.  

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