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Darkness Falls Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Children have a very good reason to be afraid of the dark in this flashy horror story. Matilda Dixon was a genially eccentric woman who, in the 1850s, lived in a New England town known as Darkness Falls. Matilda was well known to the local children for her habit of paying them for teeth they'd lost, but when two youngsters mysteriously disappeared, Matilda was lynched by an angry mob wrongly convinced that she had murdered the kids. In the year 2002, former Darkness Falls resident Kyle Walsh (Chaney Kley) lives in Las Vegas and is still desperately afraid of the dark since a childhood run-in with the ghost of Matilda Dixon left him severely traumatized. While police and psychiatrists scoffed at Kyle's stories about Matilda's spirit, his childhood friend Caitlin (Emma Caulfield) is alarmed when her nine-year-old brother Michael (Lee Cormie) begins having nightmares very much like those which disturbed Kyle's rest for years. Like Kyle, Michael has little luck convincing most grown-ups that the white-robed specters he sees in the dark are real, so Caitlin asks Kyle to return to Darkness Falls to help get to the bottom of his story. Darkness Falls marked the directorial debut of filmmaker Jonathan Liebesman. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 24, 2003

Cast

Chaney Kley
as Kyle Walsh
Emma Caulfield
as Caitlin
Lee Cormie
as Michael
Grant Piro
as Larry
Sullivan Stapleton
as Matt
Steve Mouzakis
as Dr. Murphy
Peter Curtin
as Dr. Travis
Kestie Morassi
as Nurse Lauren
Jenny Lovell
as Nurse Alex
Peter Stanton
as Captain Henry
Angus Sampson
as Ray
Emily Browning
as Young Caitlin
Rebecca McCauley
as Kyle's Mom
Daniel Daperis
as Young Larry

Crew

Jonathan Liebesman
Director
John Hegeman
Producer
Jason Shuman
Producer
John Fasano
Producer
William Sherak
Producer
Joe Harris
Screen Story
Joe Harris
Screenwriter
John Fasano
Screenwriter
James Vanderbilt
Screenwriter
Dan Laustsen
Cinematographer
Brian Tyler
Composer (Music Score)
Steve Mirkovich
Editor
Tim Alverson
Editor
George Liddle
Production Designer
Tom Nursey
Art Director
Lou Arkoff
Executive Producer
Derek Dauchy
Executive Producer
Anna Borghesi
Costume Designer
John Schiefelbein
Sound/Sound Designer
Jamie Crooks
First Assistant Director
Lynne Ruthven
Casting
Maura Fay & Associates
Casting
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