Starring: Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, Kadan Rockett and J.K. Simmons
Directed by: Scott Stewart
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Run Time: 97 minutes
Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2 out of 5 stars
I remember when I saw the trailer for this movie as I fast forwarded through the commercials while watching TV. When I got to this trailer I stop short and just had to watch it (twice in fact)…but was that a mistake. I had myself some great nightmares that night especially having a young daughter. Also when you flash the words “From the producer of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister”, you immediately have my attention. These are the types of horror movies, I love. In fact “Insidious” is in my top five of all-time in fact. “Dark Skies” is a real trip and packs some great scares. I definitely recommend checking this our horror hounds!
Official Premise: From the producer of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barret family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family.
“Dark Skies” comes as a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack with an Ultraviolet digital copy. The 1080p transfer deliver with the mood of the film and looks sharp. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track delivers the jumps and the eerie mood for the film very well. Yes, if you are wondering it did make my wife jump off the couch at one point! Boom! I love my surround sound system! The main disappointment with this release is the special features. There is a nice commentary track with Writer/Director Scott Stewart, Producer Jason Blum, Executive Producer Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Editor Peter Gvozdas, which is worth checking out. Lastly there are a few alternate and deleted scenes included. No featurettes 🙁