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27 May 2011  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

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The new trailer for the Guillermo del Toro-presented, Troy Nixey-directed Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark has not failed in its principal aim: it's made us terrified of the dark and all dark-adjacent spaces. Starring Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes, the film looks set to be a haunted house story that throws absolutely every horror trick out there at the audience, along with lots of Del Toro's own patented brand of creepy-beautiful.

The story is a familiar one. A young girl (Bailee Madison, of Bridge To Terabithia) goes to live with her father (Pearce) and his new girlfriend (Holmes) in a big old house. Naturally there's something (or things) there that take an unhealthy interest in the newcomer. Uh, and indeed, oh.

 

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark is out in the UK on August 12. Buy yourself a nightlight before then.


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Yeah, it looks like the same old haunted house formula, but still pretty creepy. And I always have faith in Del Toro. Count me in. More

Posted by Whistler at 11:19 on 22 June 2011 | Report This Post

Well that's another perfectly good pair of underpants ruined. While it doesn't look to have a hint of originality in it, it does seem pretty unsettling. Del toro's proved he can do seriously eerie with a haunted house pic, let's hope he's had a strong influence on the film. More

Posted by Kirkinator at 13:01 on 05 June 2011 | Report This Post

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Nope your not alone. While I don't think it looks awful it still looks weak. I'd add it to my LoveFilm list but I won't be rushing out to see it. More

Posted by The REAL Bozz at 18:15 on 28 May 2011 | Report This Post

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