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Dark Matters: Twisted but True

By Matt Springer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Spooky science-based series explains and debunks.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

not for the faint of the heart

I love this show, it pulls out the disturbing reality, it is heavily criticized for graphic disturbing content, some of the episodes are also very unpleasant. I find it fun but some episodes are more boring than others.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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TV has a long tradition of focusing on the unexplained, not just in the form of science fiction and The Twilight Zone, but in series such as In Search Of... and Unsolved Mysteries. Dark Matters is the latest iteration of this subgenre, and aided by the appropriately spooky hosting and voiceover work of John Noble, it manages to bring a somewhat fresh take to the format.

The stories may seem familiar to those who enjoy reading up on strange phenomena -- the Philadelphia Experiment, the whereabouts of Einstein's brain. Where Dark Matters sets itself apart is in how it tells those stories. Reenactments feature actors shot not only on real sets, but against distorted computer-generated backdrops; the effect is like watching old smeared photographs in motion. While younger kids will certainly be too confused and scared to appreciate the series, teens who enjoy sci-fi and other genre entertainment will get a big kick out of these (slightly) more real stories.

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