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Darkness Falls

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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })A 2003 horror movie originally inspired by The Tooth Fairy, a short film by comic book artist Joe Harris, but due to Executive Meddling, ended up being completely different from the original concept, with even the design of the monster going through several changes. It follows the story of Matilda Dixon, who was left horribly disfigured in a fire, only allowing her to go into the sunlight whilst wearing a mask. After being executed by the townsfolk, her ghost seeks out revenge, killing everyone who lays eyes on her face.Dark Horse published a one-shot Prequel Comic Book, Darkness Falls: The Tragic Life of Matilda Dixon, telling Matilda Dixon's origin.Not to be confused with When Darkness Falls, a Swedish anthology drama film by Anders Nilsson
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Trailers Always Spoil
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Trailers Always Spoil: The DVD box shows Matilda sans mask.
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Never Trust a Trailer
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Never Trust a Trailer: The trailer shows clips that were never shown in the movie. Some of those clips even explained some of the unexplained plot points in the movie.
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Ax-Crazy
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Ax-Crazy: Considering Matilda is now a simmering volcano of pent up Unstoppable Rage that will attack and kill anyone who lays eyes on her, it’s fair to say that any sanity she may have had was lost long ago.
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Hero with Bad Publicity
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Hero with Bad Publicity: Everyone in town except Caitlin believes Kyle murdered his mother. Then, when the bully from the bar is discovered dead, the police immediately blame Kyle.
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Critical Research Failure
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Critical Research Failure: The machine they're putting Kyle in isn't a sensory deprivation tank, but quite clearly an MRI machine.
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Gory Discretion Shot
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Gory Discretion Shot: We never actually see Matilda in action. Just the aftermath.
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Police Are Useless
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Police Are Useless: Among other things, they immediately arrest someone for murder based entirely on the fact that he's on antipsychotic medication.
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Room Full of Crazy
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Room Full of Crazy: Though Kyle is quite a talented artist.
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Unstoppable Rage
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Unstoppable Rage: Matilda is screaming with rage in a lot of her attacks.
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Bar Brawl
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Bar Brawl: Though technically it happens outside the bar.
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I Don't Like the Sound of That Place
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I Don't Like the Sound of That Place: Seriously, who decided to name the town "Darkness Falls?"
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Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds
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Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Matilda, who was actually a Friend to All Children before the townspeople lynched her for a crime she didn't commit, causing her to curse the town and go on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge.
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Prophecies Rhyme All the Time
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Prophecies Rhyme All the Time: "The searing light consumed her whole, setting free her wicked soul."
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Eye Scream
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Eye Scream: During the final showdown, Matilda attempts to jam her thumb into Kyle's eye socket.
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Super-Persistent Predator
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Super-Persistent Predator: How many decades was Matilda chasing Kyle?
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Murder Into Malevolence
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Murder Into Malevolence: Matilda Dixon was a kindly widow who gave the children of her town gifts in exchange for their teeth. However, the fact she wore a mask and only came out at night (due to suffering severe burns from a fire that burned down her home that left her sensitive to light) made the adults suspicious, and when two children disappeared, they blamed her and promptly lynched her... before the kids returned on their own, unharmed. As she died, Matilda swore vengeance, and afterwards haunts the town of Darkness Falls as a murderous ghost, killing anyone who sees her, seemingly at whim.
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Offscreen Teleportation
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Offscreen Teleportation: Matilda. Justified, as she is a ghost.
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Death by Pragmatism
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Death by Pragmatism: The instant someone suggests that they can just leave town because they're safe in the car, the Killer Tooth Fairy smashes in through the window and drags him off.
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This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!
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This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: "I SEE YOU, BITCH!"
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Hollywood Psych
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Hollywood Psych: So you have a kid who's so terrified of darkness that he tries to commit suicide. Do you give him medication? Have a therapist talk to him and try to work out where the phobia came from? Let him sleep with the light on? Nope, you stick him in a sensory deprivation chamber to make him "face his fears head-on!" Even though All Therapists Are Muggles, actual desensitization therapy involves starting small and slowly building up to a more extreme representation of their phobia.
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Department of Redundancy Department
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Department of Redundancy Department: In a meta sense. The film opens with narration describing the backstory of the Tooth Fairy, but then, almost immediately after that, we get Kyle giving a class presentation on Matilda Dixon that gives us the exact same information.
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