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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Overview


Genre

Thriller

Release Date

August 26, 2011 (Wide)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

99 min.

Production Budget

$12.5 millions

Studio

FilmDistrict

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Troy Nixey

Producer

Guillermo del Toro, Mark Johnson

Screenwriter

Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins

Starring

Story


Guillermo del Toro presents "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark", a horror film starring Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce and Bailee Madison, directed by Troy Nixey. Based on the 1973 telefilm that del Toro believes is the scariest TV production ever made, the story follows Sally (Madison), a young girl who moves to Rhode Island to live with her father (Pearce) and his new girlfriend (Holmes) in the 19th-century mansion they are restoring. While exploring the house, Sally starts to hear voices coming from creatures in the basement whose hidden agenda is to claim her as one of their own. Akin to del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth", "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" focuses on a young girl's struggle against menacing and terrifying forces.

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Katie Holmes
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Premiere at 2011 LAFF - Arrivals
Jun 26, 2011
Bailee Madison, Katie Holmes
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Premiere at 2011 LAFF - Arrivals
Jun 26, 2011

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a suspenseful yet markedly less insidious update..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
“..it's a welcome enough place to stay for a few hours, in the shining and terrible darkness of the theater..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
“..if the grand finale isn't as resonantly scary as the original's, maybe that's just because, try though we might, we're no longer impressionable kids..”
by Chuck Wilson [Village Voice]