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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark / N'aie pas peur du noir (Bilingual)

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  • Actors: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison
  • Directors: Troy Nixey
  • Writers: Guillermo del Toro
  • Format: DVD-Video, Subtitled, NTSC, Widescreen, Dolby
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: eOne Films Distribution
  • Release Date: Jan. 3 2012
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0068FKYKW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,459 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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Fondly remembered for scaring the Tab out of impressionable viewers, 1973's television movie Don't Be Afraid of the Dark stands today as a minor classic of irrational dream-logic horror, with an ending that goes straight for the worst-case scenario. Despite (or perhaps because of) its wonky effects, minimalist character development, and snicker-worthy Freudisms, it knows how to linger into the wee small hours. Cowriter-producer Guillermo del Toro's mash note of a remake is a superior movie in virtually all aspects, really, yet it somehow fails to ping the same whimpering neurons. Director Troy Nixey's film follows the same basic blueprint as the source material--a fractured family (Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes, and Bailee Madison) moves into a dark old house, only to be tormented by a gaggle of tiny chatterbox demons--but with a much greater emphasis on the mythology and back story of the creatures. Del Toro has long proclaimed his love for the original movie, and it's rather fascinating to see the filmmaker attempt to shoehorn his own trademark obsessions (grim fairy-tale origins, spooky little girls, odd Lovecraftian angles, etc.) into the existing material. Still, such Gothic curlicues, however nifty, ultimately end up diluting the solid-state nightmare fuel of the premise. Aside from a few solid shocks and a strong performance by Holmes, this heartfelt redo is unlikely to have the same lasting effect on audiences as the much cruder original. Instead of focusing on the hows and whys, that one just wanted to freak the viewer out. --Andrew Wright

Special Features

  • Three-Part Making-of Documentary
  • “The Story”
  • “Blackwood’s Mansion”
  • “The Creatures”

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