The American Sci-fi Dark Skies is a movie that revolves around the strange incidents encountered by a family. The movie was released in 2013 by Dimension Films. The story has been penned by Scott Stewart, who also happens to be the movie director. Jason Blum, Jeanette Brill, and Couper Samuelson are the producers for this horror piece. The production companies involved are Alliance Films, Dimension Films, Blumhouse Productions, Robotproof, and IM Global.
A 97-minute long movie, when released in 2013, received varied critical reviews. It was given a rating of 41% by Rotten Tomatoes, while Metacritic score was 50. The movie managed to gather a whopping $27.8 million against a budget of just $3.5 million, making it a successful film.
Star Cast in the Dark Skies
- Josh Hamilton portraying Daniel Barrett
- Keri Russell portraying Lacy Barrett
- K Simmons in the role of Edwin Pollard
- KadanRockett essaying Sammy Barrett
- Rich Hutchman in the role of Mike Jessop
- Dakota Goyo portraying Jesse Barrett
- Annie Thurman for the character Shelly Jessop
- J. Benet essaying Kevin Ratner
- Jack Washburn for the role of Bobby Jessop
- Mindy Crist portraying Karen Jessop
- Cary Quattrocchi in the role of Martin Haldeman
- Ron Ostrow for the character of Richard Klein
- Judith Moreland essaying the character of Janice Rhodes
- Trevor John portraying Alex Holcombe
The storyline of Dark Skies
The plot revolves around Daniel Barrett and his wife Lacy Barrett, who live with their two children Sammy and Jesse. Lacy often supports the house as Daniel is not consistent in sticking to a single profession and frequently switches jobs. This led to financial difficulties, so Lucy took charge of the family. Living their usual lives, suddenly, they begin to encounter strange things occurring in their household.
Lacy is seen witnessing absurd drawings on the ceiling of the kitchen without the known source, family pictures begin to vanish randomly without any reason, and the extent of these unexplained events is intensified when the house’s security system distinctions posing a threat to the security of the family and indicating a possible breach of the system. Soon after, the family begins to release that the situation is getting out of control. The youngest child, Sammy, starts to experience some paranormal activities.
He explains that the he is visited by a strange creature at night. His mother comes to his room to find out the matter and finds a figure with an unusual appearance lurking over his son’s head. Incidents continue to happen to put the family to unrest. Peculiar symbols begin to appear on the bodies of Sammy and Jesse with no apparent cause, and suddenly different kinds of birds start to fall and die at their home, leaving them completely perplexed.
They are confused as to what is the cause for all the happenings in the house. Lacy indicates the reason for the interference by the foreign beings, but her husband denies the fact. To seek help, they visit a so-called expert who would enlighten them about the situation. He warns the Barretts about the Greys- extraterrestrial beings who have come to earth for a reason and would not stop at any cost. So much, so that other families have also experienced these incidences, which has ultimately resulted in the loss of their children at the hands of Greys, who kidnapped them.
Learning about the occurrence of similar events with other families, the couple thinks that their youngest born could be the potential target of the Greys. Hence, they begin to deduce strategies to protect him from the impending danger. Will the Greys successfully abduct Sammy? or is there some other motive of these extraterrestrial beings that Barretts are unaware of? To find out, you have to watch the movie for yourself.
Release of Dark Skies
The movie was originally premiered in the year 2013 on big screens. However, in 2020 Netflix released it on its platform for its users. The movie was also in talks for its second edition, but the creators’ official announcement hasn’t been out. If it happens by any means, then the movie might begin shooting in 2022 and won’t be available to the audience anytime sooner than 2023. But these are just mere predictions, and nothing is confirmed as of now. We will have to wait for the official information to confirm it.