The Darkness (formerly 6 Miranda Drive) is a 2016 American supernaturalhorror film, directed by Greg McLean and co-written by McLean, Shayne Armstrong, and Shane Krause. The film stars Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Lucy Fry, Matt Walsh, Jennifer Morrison, Ming-Na Wen and Parker Mack.
The film is based on what are said to be actual events, about a family who visits the Grand Canyon and brings home a supernatural force that feeds off their fears and takes over their lives. Filming began in April 2014 in Los Angeles and ended in May the same year.
Blumhouse Productions and Chapter One Films produced the film, and released it on May 13, 2016. It received negative reviews from critics, but was a box office success, grossing $10.5 million against $4 million budget.
Peter and Bronny Taylor go on a vacation to the Grand Canyon with their teenage daughter, Stephanie, and their adolescent autistic son, Mikey. Mikey discovers a small cave, where he finds black rocks with symbols on them. He takes the rocks, not telling anybody what happened.
When the Taylors return home, strange things begin to happen. Bronny finds that the sink keeps turning on, and Stephanie sees handprints on a steamy mirror, both of which Mikey blames on “Jenny”. After Stephanie gets home from school, she vomits into a container and puts it under her bed. Bronny catches her, and she and Peter learn that Stephanie has been throwing up for a while; there are many such containers under her bed. They take Stephanie to a hospital for help, leaving Mikey at Bronny’s mother’s house. Bronny’s mother finds Mikey trying to kill her cat, much to Peter’s disbelief.
At home, Bronny searches online for answers to the strange activity and learns about the Anasazi Indians, who believed that demons were bound to rocks hidden in underground caves. If the rocks are taken, the demons take the shape of a crow, snake, coyote, wolf, and buffalo. The family has already had encounters with a crow and a snake. The demons connect to young children who are dragged into their world, triggering an event known as ‘The Darkness’. The only way they can be banished is if the rocks are returned to where they were found by someone who is not afraid.
Bronny finds a wall on fire in Mikey’s room, but Peter rules out the possibility of ghosts. They later find Mikey covered in black marks from the fire, with blood pouring from his mouth. Later that night, Bronny has a nightmare of a wolf. Depressed, she starts drinking. In Mikey’s room, the fire-damaged part of the wall is revealed to be a portal. Stephanie begins being choked by handprints appearing all over her wall and body. In the tree house, Peter sees a coyote, and then sees the shadow of a demon in Stephanie’s window. The force stops choking Stephanie as Peter rushes in. Peter then breaks down Mikey’s bathroom door, and finds him with marks all over the walls and ceiling.
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