Short Story: The plot behind Dark Skies is simple enough, but the experience of the Barrett family is anything but ordinary. After strange occurrences begin happening in their suburban home, Lacy (Keri Russell) and Daniel (Josh Hamilton) find they must protect their children from an alien force that is preying on them. Sounds simple, no? Click here for the official movie site! Good for Kids? Horror lovers 13 and up will enjoy Dark Skies, but younger moviegoers may want to avoid the freaky flick: The film's PG-13 rating warns for violence, terror, sexual content and drug use throughout.