So last weekend I rented Dark Skies. The trailer looked decent enough and I was intrigued enough to rent it. So the story is basically that of a suburban family and strange things start occurring. They have two sons, one of whom is entering his teens and getting into trouble and another one who’s in the 5-8 age range. The mom is played by Keri Russell and the dad is Josh Hamilton. Every instance that occurs is preceded by this high pitched electronic squealing like some speaker feedback. There’s one event where birds start flying into the windows of the house and dying on the lawn, another where they get up in the middle of the night to hit up the kitchen and there’s food everywhere or items stacked in precision up to the ceiling. They go an visit this guy who might have some insight and gives them info they don’t want to hear. This builds up to the climax. There is a bit of a twist at the end but nothing major. Overall it was good enough to keep me interested but got kind of cheesy towards the end. There were a few jump scares that caught me off guard. Overall I’d say it’s worth a rent but don’t hold your hopes too high.
This is all I could think during the whole movie.