The Darkness (2016, dir. Greg McLean)

A dysfunctional family comes under attack from ancient demons. Standard Blumhouse jump-scare oooga-booga with a clear debt to Poltergeist, though enlivened by a strong cast (Bacon, Mitchell, Reiser) and confident direction from Wolf Creek’s Greg McLean.

Author: Eamonn

Novelist, freelance writer, and sometime educator. Books include Juggernaut: a sequel to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (2017), Torc, (2016), and The Prospect of This City (2015). Twitter: @eamonngriffin

2 thoughts on “The Darkness (2016, dir. Greg McLean)”

    1. Yep. I didn’t mind the movie at all – professinally made etc, but it didn’t seem to have much urgency about it, and the lifts from Poltergeist (and Poltergeist 2) made it feel a bit redundant.

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