The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,660 horror articles & features | 6,975 horror movies | 1,565 horror reviews | 1,333 giveaways hosted | 226 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies


New Horror/Comedy Feature Film 'The Tome' To Be Released 2019! The Worst Ways to Have Died in Horror Movie History Curses on and Off the Set of Our Favourite Horror Movies Movie Tips to Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse
New Teaser Trailer for F5 TERAPHOBIA Arrives Craig Rees Ready for 'A Fight in the Tree-Tops' Introducing New Found Footage Chiller 'The Enlightenment of the Damned' New GHOST STORIES UK Quad and Global Trailer Launches

WIN Mom and Dad on Blu-ray
WIN Mom and Dad on Blu-ray
WIN The Secret of Marrowbone Merchandise
WIN The Secret of Marrowbone Merchandise
WIN The Lodgers on DVD
WIN The Lodgers on DVD

Fear of the Dark
Buy from Buy from

Fear of the Dark (2002)

movie | Movie Details
Images, Posters, News
| Comments
Have your say

Plot Summary:
"Nine year old Brian Billings has been diagnosed with an acute fear of the dark. He spends each night lying awake in torment, waiting and watching as the evil in the darkness grows stronger, feeding off his fear. His older brother Dale, suspects that there is nothing wrong with Brian and that this is just a ploy for more attention. Regardless, he promises to watch over his little brother as their parents head off to a party for the night. Outside a storm rages and when the power goes out, darkness envelops the house. Brian knows that tonight the evil has finally come to claim him. Dale desperately tries everything to try and calm him down, until the horrors in the dark make him realize Brian had good reason to be so afraid!"

Review by
Phil Davies Brown
Follow me:
Review Date: 23 October 2003 My Rating: out of 5


This Canadian film stars Kevin Zegers of 'Wrong Turn' fame (and the forthcoming 'Dawn of the Dead' re-make) as Dale Billings, who is left to watch his younger brother Brian one night. Ok, sounds easy enough, but Brian suffers from an acute fear of the dark, and with good reason.

Tackling the same subject matter as the recent 'They' and 'Darkness Falls', (but according to one British journalist's review much better), the film acts as an excellent example of less is more.

Set over one night in one house with only two main cast members and three supporting characters, Director K.C. Bascombe achieves what many main stream film makers cannot due to 'too many crooks' syndrome.

Basically, it is the same old same old as no-one believes Brian's claims, when he tells them that something lives in the dark.....until they are forced to believe him in the most horrible ways imaginable!

Whilst the film works mainly due to the acting capabilities of Kevin Zegers and Jesse James as Dale and Brian respectively, they are suitably aided by the very beautiful and talented Rachel Skarsten.

The film also benefits greatly from K.C. Bascombe's competent direction, wonderful lighting and cinematography and good effects work on the villains of the piece.

In the end however, despite a nasty twist, the film is hampered greatly by the competition. 'They' has been out for less than a year and 'Darkness Falls' only hit Video and DVD last week in the UK and is doing well, which means people will be far too critical of this if they even bother to watch it, as it will be sadly dismissed as a rip-off.

Blood and Guts: Comments


Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>

There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?


Get Out Movie Review

Get Out

Cellar Dweller Movie Review

Cellar Dweller

Pyewacket Movie Review


Quiet Place, A Movie Review

Quiet Place, A

Blair Witch Movie Review

Blair Witch

Dont Breathe Movie Review

Dont Breathe

All Through The House Movie Review

All Through The House

Ghoulies Movie Review


Night of Fear Movie Review

Night of Fear

Happy Death Day Movie Review

Happy Death Day

The Ritual Movie Review

The Ritual

Mercy Christmas Movie Review

Mercy Christmas

The Unraveling Movie Review

The Unraveling

The Witch Movie Review

The Witch

The Other Side of the Door Movie Review

The Other Side of the Door


WIN Mom and Dad on Blu-ray WIN The Secret of Marrowbone Merchandise
WIN The Lodgers on DVD Win MAYHEM ON DVD
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App


An Interview with Doug Hawley
Doug Hawley