Four movies. Four years. One lesson: stay out of the dark.

The fear of the dark comes in many forms, and is one of our most natural fears. The absence of light makes it easier for threats to hide, after all. But while some dangers merely take advantage of darkness, others thrive in it, and essentially cannot survive without it.

On the heels of the “Y2K crisis” hype that seemed destined to cut off the power worldwide, leaving us all in the dark, four movies came out that gave us aliens, ghosts, demons and monsters that all feared the light as much as they made their targets fear the dark.

Primary Subjects for This Episode:

  • Pitch Black
  • They
  • Darkness (2002)
  • Darkness Falls
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