Darkness Falls

Synopsis: In the Nineteenth Century, in Darkness Falls, Matilda Dixon is a good woman, who exchanges with children their baby teeth per coins. One day, her face is burnt in a fire in her house, she becomes sensitive to light and uses a china mask to protect her face against light. When two children are not found in the town, Matilda is blamed by the population and burnt in a fire, as if she were a witch. She claims to be not guilty and curses the whole population of the town and their descendants, stating that when each child loses the last tooth, she would come to get it, and if the child looks at her, she would kill him or her. After her death, the two children are found, and the shamed citizens decide to bury this sad and unfair event and never mention it again. Twelve years ago, the boy Kyle accidentally saw the Tooth Fairy, and she killed his mother. All the persons in Darkness Falls but his girlfriend Caitlin accused the boy of murdering his mother and sent him to an institution, considere
Director(s): Jonathan Liebesman
Production: Sony Pictures Releasing
  1 win & 2 nominations.
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86 min

I saw her. I saw her.

It can't be dark.

It's okay, Michael.

I won't let them shut off

the lights, okay? l promise.

It'll be okay.

It's okay, Michael.


Hi. Is this Kyle Walsh's number?

This is Caitlin Greene.

That's not funny.

Kyle. Hey, it's Cat.

You asked me to the dance

but never took me.


-Yeah. Hey, you are...

...hard to track down.

I know it's been forever.

I'm sorry. Where are my manners?

How are you?


-What do you want?

-Right. Right.

It's my brother, Michael.

He's in the hospital, and he....

He's really scaring me. He won't sleep,

not even 1 0 minutes at a time...

...and now he won't let us

shut off any of the lights.

Doctors say he has something

called noctiphobia or....

Night terrors.


I remembered that's what they

said you had when your--

When your mother was killed.

Anyway, l Just thought maybe you

could tell me how you got over it.

I didn't.

You must be Michael.

It's okay, man.

I'm not gonna hurt you.

I Just wanna talk a little.

My name's Kyle.

Your sister says you're afraid

of the dark. Makes it tough to sleep.

You get a lot of sleep?

Me neither.

Well, this was a bad idea.

Caitlin says that when you grow up,

you're not afraid of the dark anymore.

-Is that true?


Why not?

Because you grow up and you realize

that there's nothing to be afraid of.

Then why are you still afraid?

Well, sometimes old habits die hard.

You wanna see something?

This flashlight, it's my peace of mind.

She won't come in the light.


-You know who.

No. I don't know who.

Yes, you do.

You've seen her too.

Why would you say

something like that, Michael?

Because it's the truth.

Sometimes l think of

turning off all the lights...

...and letting her come and take me.

Sometimes l think that would be

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John Fasano

John Michael Fasano (August 24, 1961 – July 19, 2014) was an American screenwriter, film producer and director.In the length of his career, Fasano directed six films, produced twenty more, and wrote screenplays for at least eighteen others. Fasano spent much of his career working as a script doctor, working on numerous well-known blockbuster films including Tombstone, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and Judge Dredd. With novelist Roni Keller, he also wrote the book Evie and the Golem, published in 2011. A weapons expert, Fasano was a frequent writing contributor to such authoritative magazines as Combat Tactics, and American Handgunner. Fasano was also a prolific Halloween mask designer. more…

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