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: 3,573 reviews
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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 ...
March 4, 2012
Another classic story of Guillermo del Toro. Honestly, there isn't anymore good horror movies. An this is not an exception. Is good from the point of view of a fantasy/suspense movie, but that's it. It's a like a good dark fairy tale. The most horrifying thing is that Katie Holme...
February 25, 2012
Well its watchable, however it isnt a great horror, it isnt scary and apart from one scene towards the end involving Katie Holmes where it really looked painful and i cringe that was the only decent scene!
Good actors however poor movie and really slow!
February 15, 2012
An error in the listing says this is the 1973 version, which isn't the case. Anyway, this movie wanted to be good, but it wasn't. Not only was it not scary, but it was downright goofy at times-- I felt sorry for the cast. I'm only giving it two stars because the cast did their ...
February 13, 2012
Having delivered such quality horror films in the past with "The Devil's Backbone" and "Pan Labyrinth", Guillermo Del Toro does the producing and writing duties on this. He had the intention of directing it himself but due to a hectic schedule, the directing reins were handed to ...
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