Dark Skies


Paranormal suburban horror with Josh Hamilton and Keri Russell Discuss this article

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‘I’m ready to believe,’ sceptical suburban dad Josh Hamilton tells wife Keri Russell; rearranged belongings, sleepwalking spells and mass avian suicide have transformed him into a fledgling Fox Mulder. The real mystery of Dark Skies isn’t who’s pulling the paranormal pranks – it’s lanky visitors from above, not vengeful spirits from beyond – but why distributers Dimension chose to bury this reasonably effective potboiler on its US release, like something that should be hidden away at Area 51 release. Director Scott Stewart (Priest) grounds clichéd material with gravitas. The family’s economic problems rival their extraterrestrial ones, while JK Simmons plays it admirably straight as the stock outside-help character (usually an exorcist, here an alien expert). Genre fans should believe in such solid scares, even if the film’s distributor doesn’t. A.A. Dowd

By Time Out staff
Time Out Doha,

Dark Skies

  • Duration: 97
  • Released: Thu, 13 Jun
  • Classification: 18+
  • Language: English
  • Director: Scott Stewart
  • Stars: Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, Kadan Rockett, J.K. Simmons, L.J. Benet, Rich Hutchman, Myndy Crist

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