Before Battle: Los Angeles and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Jonathan Leibesman directed the infamous Darkness Falls. Sad as this sounds to me (because it makes me feel old), some of you may be too young to remember the controversy behind this movie that graced the web back in 2003. An original test screening in 2002 was declared a failure when the studio demanded that the audience see more of the creature. Stan Winston was brought in to bring the creature to the forefront. The twist is that the test screening scores were POSITIVE and the movie ended up being a piece of crap (sans the incredible opening sequence, where the witch is kept in the dark).
Anyways, you may as well get that story out of your head because Leibesman tells me on multiple occasions that the original cut is gone and lost. We can add that to the growing list of infamous horror tales that we all pray for on DVD/Blu-ray in the future.
Those of you who actually enjoy the finished product, Image will release on Blu-ray October 18. No specs have been revealed yet, but there’s no mention of an alternate cut.
“A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.”
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