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Darkness Falls. Holy cow... spookey as all get out.


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#1 of 64 Adam_Reiter

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Posted April 20 2003 - 05:38 AM

Wow. I preordered Darkness Falls "". I recieved it yesterday and waited until last night to watch it. My wife and 6 year old are in San Diego. So it was just me and the 2 year old. I never had seen this movie before. I didnt catch it in the theaters.

I turned down all the lights. I turned this movie to reference. (Remember I have 7 Rockets, Aragon 2007 amp, Anthem AVM-20, and B4plus SVS sub) It seems as this movie is mixed really really loud. Reference was pretty unbearable. The tooth fairly lady screeches so darn LOUD you feel your eardrums are gonna burst. So I ended up sticking with about -5.

This movie was pretty spooky. All I have to say is... the surround mix is one of the scariest I have ever heard. The toothfairy's groans and moans and whispers sorround you, engulf you. Her screaches lift you out of your seat.. they are soooo loud. I found myself looking behind me a couple times. Posted Image

This movie might have more scary parts all throughout the movie than The Ring..... but I have never seen a scarier ending to a movie than The Ring. The Ring remains supreme.


Only movie that scared me worse than The Ring was when the Blair Witch first came out. I had seen it opening night. I had no clue about the movie and didnt know it was fake. My wife and I literally slept with every light on in the house for 3 nights straight. I thought real demons had killed them kids. hehe. Needless to say I felt like a total tool once I found out... and its not even scary anymore once you know its fake. haha

#2 of 64 Mitch Stevens

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Posted April 20 2003 - 07:36 AM

I too loved Darkness Falls (my favourite movie of the year) but a word of advice. Erase the company that sent it to you early, or else you'll get in trouble by one of the Admins.

#3 of 64 Jussi Tarvainen

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Posted April 20 2003 - 07:39 AM

Shock effects usually aren't very durable, which is why Kubrick's "The Shining" remains the best horror film of all time in my book. And Adam, I hope you're talking about the Japanese "Ring".
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#4 of 64 Trevor H

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Posted April 20 2003 - 08:26 AM

I hope I read that wrong, you didn't watch it with your 2 year old did you?
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#5 of 64 Felix Martinez

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Posted April 20 2003 - 08:52 AM

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which is why Kubrick's "The Shining" remains the best horror film...


Kubrick's The Shining sure is one of the best. If you're a fan of the sound/music editing design, you may want to check out my interview with Gordon Stainforth, who was an asst. editor and is responsible for the unique music edits in that film...

http://www.amateurho....0Interview.htm

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#6 of 64 Joshua_Y

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Posted April 20 2003 - 09:51 AM

I saw it in theaters and thought it was an enjoyable romp...and I will probably pick up the DVD...for the soundtrack...

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And Adam, I hope you're talking about the Japanese "Ring".


Why? I found The Ring to be far superior to Ringu...Ringu was not scary at all...whereas The Ring scared the crap outta me...

#7 of 64 Adam_Reiter

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Posted April 20 2003 - 11:54 AM

####And Adam, I hope you're talking about the Japanese "Ring".####

Not to ruffle anyones feathers... but I thought Ringu was laughable. Not scary in the least.


Actually, half way into Darkness Falls my 2 year old came into the living room. I gave her about 20 opportunities to leave.... She didnt want to. She was only slightly scared. I dont think she really knew what she was watching. But I kept her snuggled up to me and covered her eyes through most of it. I also had pillow to her ear for the loud parts.

#8 of 64 Dan Hitchman

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Posted April 20 2003 - 11:56 AM

Yeah, Adam you're scaring me a bit with your "just me and the 2 year old" line. Hope you don't let a child that young watch an adult movie.

On the subject of the header, I find that most horror movies that decide to show you pretty much EVERYTHING are not very scary at all. It's what you DON'T see that gives you the best scares.

In fact, the filmmakers smartly started out by not wanting to show you the ghost, but the studio forced them to dumb things down and hired Stan Winston studios to do the makeup. Really too bad because it might have been a much better film.

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#9 of 64 TonyD

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Posted April 20 2003 - 12:58 PM

i found this movie to be more annoying then scarry as it relied on to many loud sudden music cues to try and startle. this was all this movie had.


plus it was short(thankfully) less then 74 minutes of actual movie time.

i'm glad you liked it adam but mitch, favorite movie this year?

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#10 of 64 Tom Tsai

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Posted April 20 2003 - 02:05 PM

On the subject of the header, I find that most horror movies that decide to show you pretty much EVERYTHING are not very scary at all.


I agree. I saw Jeeper Creepers 2 Trailer in the theatre the other day. At first, you don't know what's after those people and I actually thought to myself that this movie looks interesting. Then they started showing the monster and I no longer have the desire to watch it.

#11 of 64 Joseph J.D

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Posted April 20 2003 - 02:29 PM

I'm looking forward to picking up 'Darkness Falls' this week. Looks like a horror film that I will enjoy. I'm usually very tolerent regarding horror films........hell, I even liked Thirteen Ghosts(remake) so this film is right up my alley.Posted Image Can't wait.


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Even though I personally think that the American version is superior overall, I thought the ending was better done on the Japanese version.......creeped me right out.Posted Image
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#12 of 64 Gordon Moore

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Posted April 20 2003 - 02:44 PM

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I gave her about 20 opportunities to leave.... She didnt want to. She was only slightly scared


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#13 of 64 Joel C

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Posted April 20 2003 - 05:14 PM

Aren't parenting techniques a little off-topic?
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#14 of 64 Jussi Tarvainen

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Posted April 20 2003 - 07:45 PM

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Thanks Felix, that was interesting.
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#15 of 64 Joshua_Y

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Posted April 20 2003 - 10:34 PM

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Yeah, Adam you're scaring me a bit with your "just me and the 2 year old" line. Hope you don't let a child that young watch an adult movie


His kid...let him bring the kid up...personally...I see nothing wrong with this...I watched movies like this when I was 2 and 3...Alien...Exorcist...etc.

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Posted April 20 2003 - 11:51 PM

Adam,

Thanks for your little .02cents opinion on your take of the Darkness Falls DVD viewing.

I may just give this one a spin now.Posted Image

I like horror films that have great surround mixes!

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#17 of 64 Gary_O

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Posted April 21 2003 - 12:11 AM

Looking forward to seeing this one.

Also, lets please not turn this into a "how to raise your kids" thread. If he wants to let his child watch "Darkness Falls", it's really no one else's business.

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Posted April 21 2003 - 03:20 AM

Hey Adam, glad that you enjoyed the movie. It is was a lot of fun, and I honestly don't understand the people that think that a horror film has to have some sort of literary value...just enjoy the film for what it is for Christ Sake...

And for watching it with your kid...have at it. I am sure that at the age of 2 they aren't going to know much of what is going on anyway and as long as you aren't going to blame the movie if your child grows up to put on a hockey mask and slaughter people having sex...then I am all for it.:b (Personally, if I had a child, I would have an easier time sitting my kid down for a viewing of Halloween than I would some Julia Roberts dribble...)

#19 of 64 Jason Seaver

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Posted April 21 2003 - 04:55 AM

Not to mention, it's a pretty tame horror movie - rated PG-13, and about as scary as the rating implies.
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#20 of 64 Matt Pelham

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Posted April 21 2003 - 05:10 AM

Well I thought this movie sucked hardcore, but I was blown away by the sound in the theater.

This one might be worth picking up just for the audio!


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