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The Darkness (2016)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 13 May 2016 (USA)
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A family unknowingly awakens an ancient supernatural entity on a Grand Canyon vacation, and must fight for survival when it follows them home.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bronny Taylor
Michael Taylor
Gary Carter
Joy Carter
Andrew Carter
Simon Richards
Wendy Richards
Trian Long Smith ...
Sammy Levin (as Trian Long-Smith)
Jeff (as Chris Darga)


A family unknowingly awakens an ancient supernatural entity on a Grand Canyon vacation, and must fight for survival when it follows them home.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Evil comes home


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some disturbing violence, brief sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 May 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

6 Miranda Drive  »

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Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,950,859 (USA) (15 May 2016)


$10,732,841 (USA) (26 June 2016)

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Aspect Ratio:

3.0 : 1
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Did You Know?


The company that Bacon works for is called Fells Point & Levinson - a reference to legendary director Barry Levinson - Kevin Bacon was also in Diner (1982) - a picture directed by Barry Levinson, and also starring Paul Reiser, who is in this picture too. See more »


About 40 minutes in, there's a scene in which the Baconator closes the garage door after it mysteriously opens, then sees the French doors open. He walks up to close it and you notice, the closed door of the two has no holes for the lock and knob to go into. But the open door, as the Baconator looks out, has the door knob/lock hardware. That door can't close shut or lock. See more »


Michael Taylor: [counting out the stones] one... two... three... four... five
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Crazy Credits

The title doesn't appear until nine minutes in to the film. See more »


Referenced in Half in the Bag: Shut in and Arrival (2016) See more »


Run Away with You
Performed by Lindsay George
Written by Denny Jiosa and Lindsay George
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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29 May 2016 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I love scary movies. I love most things that come out of Blumhouse Productions since it's been around. Things like The Conjuring, Annabelle, Sinister, Insidious, all wonderful forays into the genre of spook. But The Darkness, which I thought had a lot of promise, is absolutely miserable, paling in comparison to the other films from the studio. It seems a desperate, highly formulaic premise that's a money grab at best. There is nothing original; The script is incredibly lazy, relying on jump scares and the musical score stabs. There are no likable characters with any redemptive qualities. It's another well off family in a big beautiful house that you'll never afford in a very basic plot that has zero substance. It's been done over and over, but better by Poltergeist, Paranormal Activity, Amityville, The Shining... the list goes on and on. This film tries very hard to simulate the recipe of the latter films in order to make money rather than entertain.

Great talents are wasted here, Kevin Bacon, most notably. The genre has had far better entries in the last couple of years, so there is simply no excuse for this.

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