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The Darkness (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: The Darkness
Year: 2016
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Directed By: Greg McLean
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz
About: A family unknowingly awakens an ancient supernatural entity on a Grand Canyon vacation, and must fight for survival when it follows them home.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDhoqY1grJY

My Review:
Wanting a horror movie to watch, my mum decided to choose the film The Darkness. Knowing nothing about the film prior to seeing it and having not seen it before I was rather excited to see this.

The Darkness is about a family who goes to the Grand Canyon and when their son comes across some stones decides to take them home with him. However the stones end up having a much darker purpose than they intended and could end up killing or breaking the family apart.

I thought that this film was brilliant and I really enjoyed how the movie showed right away how the son found the stones in which ends up making all of the problems for the family after they get home from their vacation instead of needing to wait till further into the movie. I also really liked that this film was really creepy but the audience feels like it is the son in which is causing all of the problems for the family. I thought by showing how all of the family members falling apart and how since the stones came home with them that they have changed and because the son has something wrong with him that they don't want to push him. Having later in the film the parents finding out more about the stones and why they are significant to what is happening within the movie was something I really liked as it closed a lot of questions which is made throughout the movie and about why the stones are able to have the control in which they do. By also showing more of a tribes woman helping to have the family understand the stones and what was happening to their son was a good addition. The Darkness also was rather creepy which I did enjoy and didn't seem like it was forced which did make me like this movie a lot more than I had expected to.

I personally loved this film and is a film I highly recommend to people who would like a horror movie which is more about spirits and doesn't have any gore and very little blood is shown. For those who also like jump scares then this film would be great for you. I would definitely see this film again and feel it is one of the best horror films I have seen in a while.

My Rating: 5/5 

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