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4.0 out of 5 stars Were You Scared of the Dark?, June 7, 2003
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How well do you remember your night fears, your fears of what went bump in the night, or what you imagined went bump in the night, from when you were a child? The closer you are to those fears, the better this movie will be for you. If you were one of those unimaginitive children who were not frightened of the dark, or if you have forgotten those fears, you will hate this movie--it won't scare you and you will think it is bad.
The acting is pretty much stock-in-trade for a horror film, meaning that it has the usual share of ups and downs.
The story gives no concrete details of what "they" are. This is one of the key points in "how well do you remember your night fears?" If you remember (if you were imaginitive enough), part of what made the dark so scary is that the fears were amorphous--all you "knew" as a kid was that there were things in the dark that were out to get you. You could imagine so many possible forms they could take, so many possible details about them, none of which were certain. Therefore, you did not know what they were, why they were after you, or how they would get you, and you had only the vaguest idea of what they looked like. You knew they kept to the shadows so that they could not be seen clearly, and you knew that when lights were shined at them, they simply were no longer there, only to reappear in another shadow or when the light was moved away.
This movie plays on those exact fears, and actually gives more details than you had as a child, details which make the creatures all the more strange and frightening. If lights make them go away, as imagined in childhood, what happens if they can make the lights go out?
I say again, if you are close to your night fears from childhood, if you remember them well and if they were highly imaginitive, this movie is for you. If not, avoid it like the plague, because you will hate it.
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Initial post: Jun 27, 2011 5:35:02 PM PDT
Lady C says:
Yep I agree I have this movie I bought it at a pawn shop for 1.50 I thought it was scary...I still have to sleep with my closet door shut...lol

Posted on Aug 9, 2014 5:24:55 AM PDT
Jeremy says:
Awesome way of putting things, I have to watch it now (just now coming across this in 2014... where was I when this was released?!?!).
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