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Darkness Falls (2003)

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A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.

Director:

Jonathan Liebesman

Writers:

Joe Harris (story), John Fasano (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chaney Kley ... Kyle
Emma Caulfield Ford ... Caitlin (as Emma Caulfield)
Lee Cormie ... Michael
Grant Piro ... Larry
Sullivan Stapleton ... Matt
Steve Mouzakis ... Dr. Murphy
Peter Curtin Peter Curtin ... Dr. Travis
Kestie Morassi ... Nurse Lauren
Jenny Lovell ... Nurse Alex
John Stanton ... Captain Henry
Angus Sampson ... Ray (as Angus Murray Lincoln Sampson)
Charlotte Rose ... Ray's Wife (as Charlotte Rees)
Joshua Anderson Joshua Anderson ... Young Kyle
Emily Browning ... Young Caitlin
Rebecca McCauley Rebecca McCauley ... Kyle's Mom
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Storyline

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, ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Evil rises. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror and horror images, and brief language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In a different version of the film's script, the creature only appears in the final act. The studio was not satisfied by this, so they brought Stan Winston in to create a new Tooth Fairy that would be seen throughout the film. The original design (by Steve Wang) bears no resemblance to the new version, although it is the basis for the McFarlane Toys figure released in 2002. See more »

Goofs

There's no way Matt (Sullivan Stapleton) could have known to drive his truck into that part of the hospital at that exact time and just far enough to not kill or maim any of the protagonists. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: It is said that over 150 years ago, in the town of Darkness Falls, Matilda Dixon was adored by all the children. Whenever they would lose a tooth they would bring it to her in exchange for a gold coin, earning her the name, the Toothfairy. But fate was not kind to Matilda. One night fire tore through her home leaving 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 ...
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Crazy Credits

The Revolution Studios logo is tinted brown to tie into the Matilda Dixon backstory opening scene. See more »

Alternate Versions

A longer cut was shown on FX Network's "DVD on TV" with extra scenes not featured on the DVD's deleted scenes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Rock Nation
Written by: Scott Nickoley and Jamie Dunlap
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"Stay in the light."
6 May 2003 | by Backlash007See all my reviews

I'm keeping this one short. Darkness Falls is way too predictable, boring, and lackluster in every way. I enjoyed the intro, mildly, and at least the Tooth Fairly "sounded" scary. That's where the good news ends and the bad news begins. No actors stand out, no scene stands out, and the monster really doesn't stand out. This movie seriously sucked. I didn't like any of the cardboard characters and couldn't care one way or the other if they died tomorrow or lived forever. Everything that took place was just far too convenient. The electricity goes out, the batteries in the flashlight die, the generator runs out of kerosene, and, oh my god, here comes the Tooth Fairy. Oh, and the line "Stay in the light." is said about 30 times too many. I could go on but I'll spare you. Here's a quote from the box: "For sheer terror, it runs rings around The Ring." Hahaha!!! How much were you paid to say that? This film was not needed and I beg the company not to put out a sequel.


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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tooth Fairy: The Ghost of Matilda Dixon See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,024,917, 26 January 2003

Gross USA:

$32,551,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,488,536
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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