The children of Darkness Falls will never outgrow their night terrors: as in the similarly themed THEY (2002), scary things really are
lurking in the dark. A lengthy prologue (delivered in voice-over and illustrated with ye olde sepia-toned photographs) reveals that mid-19th century Darkness Falls was home to childless Matilda Dixon, dubbed "the tooth fairy" because she gave local youngsters gold coins for their lost baby teeth. Disfigured in a house fire, she became reclusive and hid her scars behind a porcelain mask; when two children went missing, Matilda's neighbors assumed the worst and formed a lynch mob. The youngsters were later found, but Matilda had ...