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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
  • 2010
  • USA/Australia/Mexico
  • 99 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Troy Nixey
  • Written by: Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins
  • Cast: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison, Jack Thompson

While Kim (Holmes) and Alex (Pearce) spruce up their new house, daughter Sally (Madison) finds a furnace in the basement where she believes monsters are living. Producer del Toro pays tribute to the eponymous 1973 TV movie, but debut director Nixey lacks del Toro's style or imagination.

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Don't be Afraid of the Dark

13 Sep 20112 stars

Unimaginitive reboot of 70s cult horror film

(15) 99min Looming large in the childhood memories of many US pop culture aficionados, the original Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark was a minor but effective 1973 TV movie in which Jim Hutton and Kim Darby played a couple menaced by demonic creatures in…

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