Hey, I'm a fan of the 1973 original; it was the first real horror movie I saw and made me a horror fan for life. The remake producer Guillermo Del Toro was supposedly a fan too, but this movie was too manufactured and lacked the rawness of the original. The remake's large gothic ...
While architect Alex Hurst (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) restore their Gothic mansion's period interiors, Alex's young daughter Sally (Bailee Madison) can investigate the maca... read more
Directed by: Troy Nixey
Release Date: August 26, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 3, 2012
Stats: 3,695 reviews
Flixster Reviews (3,695)
January 4, 2014
December 25, 2013
First of all, the rating is all wrong. I think 15 is more like it.
There were times when the characters' actions were painfully stupid and I thought the ending was rubbish. Despite all that, I really enjoyed this one.
November 6, 2013
*Spoilers* Surely the dark is only scary when you can't see what is lurking within it? The fact that you can clearly see the *face-palm* Tooth fairies, the fear is somewhat gone. The direction and set pieces are visually pleasing and the last scene is genuinely frightening and un...
September 29, 2013
Creepy little demons. Scared little girl that no one will pay attention to. Lots, and lots of darkness...made me jump more than once, so that means something in my book. Not the greatest of endings, as usual..
July 16, 2012
An ok atmospheric gothic tale, not really a horror film to be honest. It probably could have got a 12 rating. The house and little creatures make the film which has an eerie feel to it with the little whispered voices. Overall though it's a bit slow and not much happens, could ha...
July 1, 2012fb100000716838411
This is actually an interesting movie. In Don't Be Afraid of The Dark, this couple is restoring their mansion and their daughter starts to experience typical paranormal stuff. The usual whispering and noises in the night so it's obviously nothing new in terms of delivering someth...
June 28, 2012
I liked the ending.
June 26, 2012
Guillermo Del Toro produces this remake of the classic 70's TV movie and removes it of all fear in the process. Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark has a new family moving into an old spooky house. There's the husband, his new and younger wife, and his introspective kid. Soon the little ...
June 1, 2012fb100000040220993
A house haunted by deranged tooth fairies? Really? I guess this is a remake. Yeah, there's apparently at least two imbeciles who thought this was a good idea. Nonsense like this might have passed as horror in the early 70's, but I don't find anything that can be tamed with a ...
May 4, 2012
Creature: Turn off the lights.
"Fear is Never Make Believe"
What could have been. I had been wanting to see Don't Be Afraid of the Dark for quite some time now. Why is obvious; it's written and produced by none other than Guillermo del Toro. So I was excited. A lot of the film ...
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