Nearly murdered as a child by her mother, a woman (Katrina Law) returns to the house where her mom went mad.
There is some great - not just good, but genuinely **great** - gore effects in _Darkness Rising_. But it sucks. It sucks a lot, and as much as I've got an affection for Katrina Law after spending so much time with her in _Spartacus_ and _Arrow_, she is not a great actress, not in general and not in this, and she's still the best actor of the bunch. There might have been a solid idea here once, and there's obviously some talented people working somewhere behind the scenes, but even if you're a diehard horror fan, you can skip _Darkness Rising_ altogether. _Final rating:★★ - Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._