Notable Cast: Keri Russell, Josh Hamiliton, Dakota Goyo, Kadan Rockett, J.K. Simmons
In the last handful of years, horror has taken flight to become something of an underdog champion for theatrical releases. At the head of that charge sits a company that has made a complete market for supernatural horror films called Blumhouse. Blumhouse produces smaller budget horror films which have made a shit ton of money in the theatrical scheme from the likes of "Paranormal Activity," "Sinister," and "Insidious." For one of their most recent stakes on the genre, they decided to add a bit of science fiction to the mix with "Dark Skies." Now the film is far from original and it certainly follows the Blumhouse formula to a very predictable fashion when it comes to plot, but "Dark Skies" does happen to have an ace up the sleeve...the film has super strong atmosphere and execution. An element that definitely lifts it from being as cliche as it could have been.
A young family has been struggling with the recent economic crash. Their lives are in a shift and the adjustment has been less than easy. That's the least of their worries though as weird things start to happen in their house. There are losses of time and little things are happening around the house that have them worried...and when they start to research to the 'why' of all of these events they find that they might have been marked for visitation by beings not of this world.
|What?! A story?!
|Even if its a small part, JK Simmons is always welcome here.
Written By Matt Reifschneider