Fear of the Dark (2003)

Directed by K.C. Bascombe.  Written by John Sullivan.  Starring Kevin Zegers.

Plot: a boy is afraid of the dark because he’s convinced that something lives inside of it

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This movie follows a really whiny little boy who’s afraid of the dark, but won’t actually tell anyone why.  At least not the whole truth of it.  You see, monsters live inside the dark and for some reason only he can see them.  But even when he shows up with scratches on his back he doesn’t tell anyone how he got them.  We’re not saying that everyone would believe him right away, but if he at least tried we would have cared more.  Good news though, we did care about his brother (played by Kevin Zegers) and his brother’s soon-to-be girlfriend.

The best thing about the movie is the monsters.  They remind us of the “Gentlemen” from Buffy.  If you don’t know who they are, trust us, they’re freaky.  Also, there’s this old woman that lives in the dark as well and she is scary as shit.  (My brother has an unnatural fear of old women actually.  It’s a bit strange, but everyone’s afraid of something.  So, no hard candies for him I suppose.)

DJ didn’t love the story.  He felt it was too underdeveloped.  (Like, what really happened to the girl’s little brother?)  But the cast is good, the lighting was exceptional, it followed rules and it made us jump, which we love!

We both recommend it.  DJ gave it a 62/100 and I gave it a 75.

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About TaraRomero

I suppose I could list my favorite movies here, but instead I'll give you a strange glimpse into what makes me TaraRomero. 1. I love comic books. I'm particularly into anything X-Men related and everything Harley Quinn. 2. My celebrity crush is Chris Evans (AKA Captain America). He's even more political than I am and he's not afraid to show it, plus he's really, really hot. 3. I love baseball and more importantly the Boston Red Sox, even though I've never even been to Boston. LOL 4. If I won the lottery tomorrow, after paying off my debts, I'd buy a smallish house somewhere in Southern California. I have got to get out of Texas. 5. My cartoon hero is Tina Belcher. Her and I share a soul. 6. I've been rescuing dogs since I was a teenager and firmly believe that fur babies belong inside and on the furniture. 7. I'm very much addicted to Hallmark Channel. I love their sappy movies, especially the Christmas ones. 8. I have 2 tattoos. An "E" on my ankle for my first lost fur baby. And a ladybug on my wrist named George after George Romero told me he liked it. May he RIP. 9. I'm a bit of a night owl. Not that I go out a lot, it's just that I prefer to be up at night and asleep during the day. I'm a vampire like that. 10. I have an unhealthy relationship with potato chips. My favorite are Herr's Sour Cream & Onion.
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  1. Pingback: Be Afraid (2017) | BLOOD RED REVIEWS

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