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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Katie Holmes
Mark Johnson
Directors
Troy Nixey
Screenwriters
Guillermo del Toro
Matthew Robbins
Running Time
99 minutes

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark
Actually, no, be afraid


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Plot
Young Sally (Bailee Madison) unwillingly stays with her father Alex (Guy Pearce) and his new partner Kim (Katie Holmes) at Blackwood Mansion, which Alex is restoring. Discovering a secret basement, Sally becomes aware that malign little creatures live under the house. They start whispering to her.


Verdict
A satisfying, well-crafted supernatural horror movie, refreshingly retro in its Gothic trappings. It won’t traumatise a generation, but it certainly delivers the shivers.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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