I got bored of rating kids movies. Thus, I thought I would rate a few 5 stars worthy scary movies. At a certain point, scary movies got disgusting. Via the special effects, scary movies became impossible, intolerable for me to watch. Interesting enough, 5 minutes of today's scary movies allowed me to watch a lot of old scary movies. Yeah, in comparison to today's scary movies, the old stuffs are child's play. You get, it? That's the name of a scary movie! Nah, you are no fun.
Well, onto Darkness Falls! Darkness Falls is about an evil monster called the Tooth Fairy. Its more of a poltergeist. Like it is usual, something terrible happened to the Tooth Fairy in her earlier life. She was wrongfully accused of killing kids. For her crime, she was hanged. Now, her spirit wonders in the darkness collecting Teeth. The Tooth Fairy does not like to be seen. Whenever a human sees her, she follows him till the ends of the earth, to kill him.
The movie begins with the main guy seeing the Tooth Fairy. He hid from the demon in the bathroom. You see, that strange beast is afraid of the light. The light purifies her. Plus, she was weak against the light in her past life. Sometime passed, and we skip to this family of a mother and her son. She has just moved to Darkness Falls, the home of Tooth Fairy.
Her son one day looses her last baby teeth. Whenever that teeth falls, the Tooth Fairy comes to get it. He made the mistake of looking at her. I guess its hard to ignore something creepy, hovering over you. When he saw her, the fairy attacked the kid. For a while, the mother thought the kid was hurting himself.
Eventually, the mother met the kid from the start of the movie. He is now a grown up. He has managed to avoid the fairy for many years. Now, it is up to him to save the latest victim of the Tooth Fairy. There you have the generic plot in a nutshell. The darkness works pretty well.
We all remember, as children, our fear of the darkness. We felt safe, whenever the light was turned on. This movie appealed to the viewers early fears of the dark and unknown. The design of the fairy was pretty interesting. It really did looked like a burned up old hag. The movie has the right amount of tension. It always keeps you in suspense. To be honest, this was a scary movie whose promos caused me to have nightmares.
I only got around to watching it, recently. By now, I am already immune to old scary movies. Well, Darkness Falls is not that old. Its only from 2003. However, after Avatar, the special effects took a great leap forward. Today's scary movies, have the best special effects. However, their storyline have gotten a bit iffy. In any case, for having a great storyline, monster and tension, Darkness Falls is a 5 stars worthy scary movie.