Director - K.C. Bascombe
Kevin Zegers - Dale Billings
Jesse James - Ryan Billings
Rachel Skarsten - Heather Fontaine
Charles Powell - Eric Billings
Linda Purl - Sandy Billings
Hey there all you Diabolical Nerds Of The Night !! Axemasters back in the Dungeon on this rainy evening , with a little treat for you , in the season of tricks or treats ................
Fear Of The Dark ! Perhaps you've noticed that the last few reviews
Dark or Darkness in the titles . Its a coincidence I assure you .
Maybe its the fact that the days are getting shorter and the Dark outside the windows is once again lasting longer , I don't know . But it made me think of this cool little flick anyway . Here's the story line in a nut shell ................................
The flick opens fittingly enough , with a scene of darkness ! In the background , we hear the voices of children at play . Then suddenly , light splashes onto the screen as a baseball smashes into a cellar window !! We hear the kids selecting
|"I wish I hadn't lost my nail clippers !|
Dam That Smarts !"
|"Stop Bugging Me !!!!!"|
Cut to a normal looking house in anywhere Suburbia . Ryan comes home , dirtied and sullen after his ordeal in the cellar . His Mom is working in her basement shop . She's an artist that welds the creepiest crap on the planet ! Steel Torso's that look like Dracula's dress makers dummies , and little medieval warriors and stuff !! ( great place to be a kid who is afraid of the Dark ! ) She wants to know how Ryans day was and the usual Mom junk . Her and Ryans father have a hot date that night and she's a bit concerned that Ryan may not be alright in the care of his older brother Dale . Ryan poo poo's his Moms concerns and heads up
|"Make it a Lite ... Torch Lite !"|
|" I'm feeling a bit Batty !! "|
Dale is trying hard to be a Dude ! He's playing the guitar , and talking about his band ( Hey Impressive !) , and offering to teach Heather to play ! ( is This Kid Slick Or What !!!??) They catch Ryan snooping , and Dale takes it in stride . Heather has to go to work anyway , so she takes off , and as the clock marches on , it gets to be time for Ryan , and Dales parents to get out there and Boogie for the night . They have their reservations though , and Dale is instructed on how to handle his little Bro , if he freaks out ! Dale assures them that their fears are for nothing , and tells them to have a good time and get out of here !
|"Trying to keep a Level head ! "|
Will Ryan prove that the Dark is a living thing , to be Feared and wary of !?? Will Dale prove to Ryan that there is nothing to fear !!?
Will Ryan ever have enough spare batteries for his flashlight collection !!?? Will Dale get a second shot with the Foxy Heather Fontaine !!??????? Well Fright Fans .. You know I won't tell you ! You'll have to Pop this one into the VCR or the DVD or the Blu Ray and see for yourselves !!
Fear Of The Dark , is an entertaining horror flick with some spooky scenes and a cool story , and some Jumps and Bumps that are worth checking out . It plays on that age old primal fear that lies in the hearts of us all . Hey I'll bet that even lou Ferrigno ran up the steps when the lights went out before he hit the gym and became the hulk !!
And Speaking of the Dark ...................
Once again ........... the light is growing dim down here in the Dungeon .
Time to close up shop and head for the lighted places ..............
Until we meet again ......... stay scared !!!