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    I wouldn't say that "The Descent" qualifies since it is a movie that takes place in the dark as opposed to a movie which preys on the fear of the dark. Admittedly, I have not seen "The Descent", so I could be wrong. Movies about Dracula and vampires do qualify, because in that genre the villains are only powerful in darkness or the night.

    The theme I am looking for involves darkness, or the total absence of light, from which the antagonist is free to work about mischief.
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    The Descent fits very well, since most of the film is about the unseen creatures. Lights go out, people get eaten, plot doesn't get much further than that. (Decent for a horror film though.)
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    try session 9 I really like it, pretty creepy and intense

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    good movie, pcregistryguru, not so sure about the ending though on that one. I don't think that fits the horror movie criteria I am looking for where the primary medium through which the antagonist operates is darkness though.
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    Found it! The movie is called They. It was silly, but I have spent many many hours over a couple of weeks looking for this movie. I'm not saying it was any good, but the sheer otherness of the creatures intrigued me and the story felt somewhat Lovecraftian.

    The two other similar movies that I know of with very similar story lines are Darkness Falls and Boogeyman.

    Here is the quote that describes the movie a bit better than I did and which pointed me in the right direction:
    Can anyone tell me what movie I'm thinking of here. It's a similar "Boogeyman/closet monster" theme about a young woman who begins to get stalked by monsters from a different plane of reality that come through when the lights are out. She and other victims are marked by them at a young age when they insert these long, talon-like things into their skulls (and she can be seen pulling it out in one scene in a bathroom). It starts with a friend of hers meeting her at a cafe and freaking out when the light above them goes out and him saying something like "when the lights go out, that means they're coming" or something like that.
    ref: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0357507/...?p=1#129863565
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