*** Official DARKNESS Review Thread

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Dave Hackman, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. Dave Hackman

    Dave Hackman Stunt Coordinator

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    Officially released in Spain (2002) this terrible movie makes it’s way to US theaters. I nearly fell asleep why watching this and the audience I saw this with moaned with disappointment when it ended without even one scare. Hey this garbage may scare you if your not from the US but I for one need something other then a shaky camera man and a pencil rolling along the floor to get scared.

    Young family moves to the country to start their lives over and move into a; you guessed it an old semi inhabited house. Nuclear family intact both the young boy and teenage girl start noticing little things not quite right with this house especially when it is dark. Of course the mother is oblivious to anything and the father is suffering from a disease so what does he know. It turns out that this house was purposely built for a specific reason and is at it's full potential only when an eclipse is present.

    I would tell you more but to be honest it isn’t worth remembering or telling. All I want to do is to warn you how bad this movie is. DON’T PAY $ TO SEE THIS

    The story is boring and obviously weak due to the long drawn out beginning. When you finally get to the meat & potatoes you look at the person next to you and say what the F##k is this. The camera trick is simply shake it as much as possible to scare the audience which didn’t work other then to make it hard to see what these idiots were doing. There was virtually no blood, absolutely no gore, and no jump scares, not even good sound effect’s. It’s absolutely terrible.

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  2. Shawn_KE

    Shawn_KE Screenwriter

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    Yea, a pretty boring, unscary horror movie. My wife wanted to see this. I told her good movies don't get shelved for 2 years. Third of the way through she told me the movie was dumb lol.

    It's a waste of money, not even worth a rental.
     
  3. Robert Crawford

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    This thread is now the Official Review Thread for "Darkness". Please post all HTF member reviews in this thread.

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  4. Zen Butler

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    BOMB

    No stars, just a horrendous film.

    Dave is right. I'm really burned out on the whole, keep your actors stationary and shake the shit out of the background. The stuttery, jittery The Ring thing is really played out.
     
  5. John Garcia

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    It builds up a number of times, and never goes anywhere. There was no point to the story, no meaningful conflict and no character development. VERY poorly written and directed. Basically, the trailer is the highlight.
     

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