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Dark Skies (Scott Stewart, 2013)

April 5, 2013

Dark-Skies

If Dark Skies’ opening credits didn’t tell you it was produced by the people who brought you the Paranormal Activity franchise and Insidious you’d have guessed, such is its similarity to those films, as well as Poltergeist and Signs.

An alien abduction twist is added to the haunted house formula but Dark Skies’ derivative nature and familiar scare tactics make it feel less like its own entity and more of a compilation of better films; its wailing score is even reminiscent of The Shining of all things. Scott Stewart’s horror doesn’t exactly succeed on the fear front but there’s still some admirable execution in places…

Full review for The Skinny

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