Giants are beings of prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many cultures. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring giants ever released. How many have you seen?
In a bad light...
This film presents itself with gravitas and modernity. The hook is catchy: a man spent his life running away from the Tooth Fairy by avoiding darkness. His childhood friend now believes a young boy under her professional care is undergoing the same “condition”. That’s where the fun starts and that’s where it ends. Watching this film is like executing a tedious chore, for all kinds of reasons.
The second act is interminable. The script is problematic. The movie doesn’t deserve this running time, however modest. Watching Chaney Kley’s character handle flashlights like guns; he even buys a bunch of them at a gun store, made me roll my eyes so deep I thought I went blind. The only good thing about Darkness Falls is its production value and that’s not enough.
“Grab a flashlight!”, “Stay in the light!”, “Get in the light!”, and any combination of these sentences kept being uttered by Kley, and it was driving me nuts. This film needed a script doctor so badly. The same lines and events kept repeating themselves. How had no one seen this disaster on the page? It took three people to write this. Geez, guys...