Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: The Darkness

Digital Release Date: Aug. 23, 2016, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 6, 2016
Price: DVD $13.49, Blu-ray $29.98
Studio: Universal


In a story inspired by true events, a family accidentally unleashes an ancient terror when they return home from a vacation in the horror thriller The Darkness.

Radha Mitchell, Lucy Fry and Kevin Bacon confront The Darkness

Radha Mitchell, Lucy Fry and Kevin Bacon confront The Darkness

When their young son (David Mazouz, TV’s Gotham) brings home five mystical stones he found on their family’s camping trip to the Grand Canyon, Peter (Kevin Bacon, Sleepers) and Bronny (Radha Mitchell, The Crazies) begin to notice strange things happening in their house. Having awakened dark forces bound to the rocks, the family fights for survival as malicious demons feed off their fears and threaten to destroy them.

Producers by the filmmakers behind  The Purge and Insidious and directed by Greg Mclean, the PG-13-rated movie received generally poor reviews when it opened theatrically in May, 2016, earning a dismal 2.6/10 rating at aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based upon 24 published reviews.

Bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD include deleted scenes and an alternate ending, which I’m assuming has got to be at least as good as the original one!

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.