Saturday, August 6, 2011

Darkness Falls

Darkness Falls (2003)

Second Time Offender

Directed By:
Jonathan Liebesman

Chaney Kley
Emma Caulfield
Emily Browning
Lee Cormie
Grant Piro

Favorite Character:
Officer Matt Henry

Plot Summary:
As our movie opens a pimply-faced, prepubescent boy, Kyle, loses his last baby tooth prompting a visit from the "tooth fairy", who, in no uncertain terms, is a creepy ass, melty-faced hag. Having been a kind old lady once upon a time she's now a seriously pissed off ghost wreaking her vengeance on the town responsible for her untimely demise.

The town harlot-in-training, a prepubescent girl by the name of Caitlin, sneaks into his bedroom for God knows what where she is asked, by Kyle, to the school dance. She agrees (Go, Kyle!) and after teasing him a bit she sneaks back out leaving him alone to sleep, know...rub one out.

Kyle goes to sleep only to be startled awake some time later where he encounters the tooth fairy hag who tries to murdelize him. He manages to escape into the bathroom, but his mama isn't so lucky after sneaking a peek of her and meets an untimely and minimally gruesome end.

Kyle spends the rest of the night in the bathroom (what a pussy) until the next morning when the cops arrive and take him away because (SURPRISE, SURPRISE!) they think he's killed his mother. Having no other family and being branded a murderer...muuuuuurdeeeeeereeeeeer (sorry, I was channeling Gollum there for a moment) he spends 9 years shacked up in the whacko basket before being released and moving to Vegas.

Back in his hometown his old flame, Caitlin, is watching after her traumatized little brother who is suffering from severe night terrors and a wicked case of nyctophobia. She calls on her hero, Kyle, and begs him to come and help her. He says no at first, but his penis wins the war, and he heads to Darkness Falls to play hero.

You can imagine how well that goes, and seeing as it occupies the rest of the movie, how slooooooooooooooooooow it happens.

Favorite Quote(s):
Dr. Travis: Are you crazy?
Kyle: Yeah, a little bit.

Favorite Scene:
The fight in the police station between the cops and the tooth fairy.

The premise isn't new, but the dark beginning to a beloved childhood figure has its appeal. With that being said this movie fails on a lot of levels. The acting isn't horrible, but it isn't great either. The film doesn't flow all that well and there's not a whole hell of a lot of character development. I would have been interested to see the original concept on film, not just in toy form, before they changed the tooth fairy's design. Despite all of that the movie isn't completely awful, just don't expect to be wowed by it.

Interesting Fact:
The film went through five different titles - "The Tooth Fairy", "Don't Peek", "Fear of the Dark", "The Tooth Fairy: The Ghost of Matilda Dixon", and "The Tooth Fairy: Every Legend Has Its Dark Side" - before the title of Darkness Falls was settled on.



1 comment:

  1. I knew there was something off about that dang tooth fairy