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.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

It is said that over 150 years ago...

... in the town of Darkness Falls...

...Matilda Dickson

was adored by all the children.

Whenever one of them lost a tooth,

they would bring it to her...

... in exchange for a gold coin...

... earning her the name

"The Tooth Fairy. "

But fate was not kind to Matilda.

one night, fire tore through

her home on Lighthouse Point...

... Ieaving her face horribly scarred.

Matilda's burned flesh was so sensitive

to light, she could only go out at night...

...always wearing a porcelain mask...

...so no one could

ever look upon her face.

one day, two children

didn't come home.

The townspeople blamed Matilda.

They hanged her...

... tearing off her mask, exposing

her hideous face to the light.

And with her dying breath...

...Matilda laid a curse

upon Darkness Falls.

The next morning, the two children

were found, safe and sound.

The town buried their secret

along with Matilda's body.

Since then, there are some

who believe that Matilda visits...

... the children of Darkness Falls

on the night they lose their last tooth...

...seeking her vengeance on any

who lay their eyes upon her face...

... fulfilling her curse.

"What l took before in kindness...

...l will take forever in revenge. "

You're going to ask Caitlin

to the dance tomorrow, right?

You'll do great. I love you.

Now, you get some sleep.

Good night.


-That was stupid, Cat.


You hear Amber said "asshole"

to Miss Alison in third period?

She got detention for a week.

-What are you doing?



A bunch of us are going swimming

at the quarry. You want to come?

No. I've gotta get up early for practice.

-I can't believe you still have this.

-Of course.

-Kindergarten, right?


Are you sure

you don't want to come?

You're bleeding. Here.

It's Just my tooth.

-Is this the last one?


This one's special.

Your last baby tooth.

Means you're not a baby anymore.

Okay. Well, l gotta go.



There's this school dance

on Saturday night...

...and it's, like, one of those

boy-girl dances.

And boys ask girls, so--

I already told my mom

you'd be by at 7.

And she can drive us.

-So Saturday at 7, right?


First time shouldn't taste like blood.

It should be sweet.

Remember, when the tooth fairy

comes, don't peek.


-I saw her. I saw her.

-Kyle! What are you talking about?

I peeked.

Kyle, look at me.

-There is no one in this house but us.

-You're wrong.

You're wrong.

-I'll go take a look. Okay, Kyle?

-You can't go. Please, Mom.

Please stay in the light, Mom.

Please stay in the light.

Please stay in the light.

Please stay in the light.

Oh, please, God.

See, Kyle?

There's nothing to be afraid of.


There's no next of kin.

The state will look after him.


-Caitlin! What happened?

She was already dead

when we got here.

I heard he was having some

problems, but Jesus Christ.

Looks like his mom

put up a bit of a struggle.



Kyle, this is Dr. Jenkins.

I want you to go with her.






As l was saying, noctiphobia

is very common among his age group.

Now, we've run one CAT scan

and two MRls at your behest...

...and the conclusions

all say the same thing.

There's nothing wrong with your brother.

My brother hasn't slept more

than 1 0 minutes at a time...

...for the last three weeks. You go tell

him there's nothing wrong with him.

We've run every test possible.

There's nothing more we can do.

What happened?

He was asleep. I Just closed the blinds.

I didn't think that....

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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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