DVD Review: "The Darkness"


Basically, "The Darkness" is an exorcism film from the standpoint of Native American folklore instead of the usual traditional Christian approach. The Indian mythology kept reminding me of "Poltergeist II: The Other Side". There are some mild scares here and there. I also award the film some points for trying to do something different with it's use of autism as a plot device. However, most Christian people are going to be turned off by the shots taken at their religion and the Bible.


Peter Taylor (Kevin Bacon), his wife Bronny (Rhada Mitchell) and their two children return to Los Angeles after a fun-filled vacation to the Grand Canyon. Strange events soon start to plague the family, including young son Michael's (David Mazouz) increasingly erratic behavior. The Taylors learn that Michael brought back some mysterious rocks that he discovered inside a cave. Unfortunately, something followed them home as the clan now find themselves in a battle with a supernatural force that preys on their worst fears in "The Darkness".

Special features for "The Darkness" DVD include an alternate ending and deleted scenes.

"The Darkness" is rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some disturbing violence, brief sensuality and language.

"The Darkness" is available in Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital editions.