The Taylor family takes a vacation to the Grand Canyon, but they bring back more than cherished memories and sun poisoning; an angry Native American spirit (which is a weak and culturally questionable stock villain we were really supposed to be better than by now, but moving on) intent on first leaving greasy handprints on everything in their otherwise immaculate home, then taking over li’l Mikey’s body and dribbling blood out the boy’s mouth.
Like Sinister before it, Blumhouse Productions’ new horror film also boasts a famous leading man — this time Kevin Bacon — coping with something supernatural that’s tormenting his family. The Darkness incorporates Native American mythology, a creepy kid and some mysterious black handprints in the company’s latest bid to spook you senseless. And if that doesn’t sound too appealing, The Darkness comes from Greg McLean, the director of beloved Aussie horror flick Wolf Creek.
Queen guitarist Brian May joined The Darkness during the encore of the last date of the retro-rock outfit’s comeback tour at the Hammersmith Apollo last month — and now high-quality footage of the joint performance is available online. May joined the band for the Darkness tunes ‘Bareback and ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love,’ plus a cover of Queen’s own ‘Tie Your Mother Down.’