Director: Scott Stewart
Summary: (from IMDb) As the Barret family’s peaceful suburban life is rocked by an escalating series of disturbing events, they come to learn that a terrifying and deadly force is after them.
My Short Review: I was pleasantly surprised by Dark Skies since I did not expect much before starting to watch director/writer Scott Stewart’s movie. Dark Skies is produced by Blumhouse who recently put out movies such as Paranormal activity and its follow-ups, Sinister and Insidious. So it’s not surprising that you get the same elements that helped those movies become big horror hits: middle-class suburban family with problems, security cameras and video footage, efficient scares, creepy kids….
So far I have really enjoyed all of those movies and Dark Skies is no exception. If you can look past some of the cliches (google is your friend, the husband who don’t want to believe…) or some characters choices that do not make much sense, and let yourself just take away by the film, you will get some genuinely scary, arm hair-rising moments, similar to the ones you could get in the aforementioned movies.
As far as PG13 horror movies go, Dark Skies does its job to the fullest and provides truly family-friendly entertainment reminiscent of older 80’s movies such as Poltergeist or Close encounters of the third kind.
My Rating: 7.5/10