If thereÃ¢Â€Â™s one thing we know about a Blumhouse film, itÃ¢Â€Â™s that the producers of the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise are convinced the American family just isnÃ¢Â€Â™t safe at home. In the case of DARK SKIES, the entities bedeviling a married couple (Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton) and their two young sons (Dakota Goyo and Kadan Rockett) arenÃ¢Â€Â™t restless spirits, but malevolent aliens, determined to put the suburbanites through the wringer for reasons unclear, even to alien expert J.K. Simmons.
Cinefantastique OnlineÃ¢Â€Â™s Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French and Dan Persons get together to see if spooky stuff is spookier with a science fiction twist, and how exactly a typically overextended, middle-class family manages to afford a comprehensive home security system and room-to-room video surveillance. (Possible explanation: selling the footage to Blumhouse Productions.) Plus: WhatÃ¢Â€Â™s coming to theaters this Friday.