The first teaser trailer for the Guillermo Del Toro’s classic horror tale “Don’t Be Afraid of the the Dark” is now online! This is the same footage that was shown at SDCC, which we wrote about in our coverage. The film is a remake of an old 1970’s TV film and is co-written and produced by Del Toro.
It is directed by newbie Troy Nixey and stars Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison and Jack Thoimpson.
The film was given an “R” rating by the MPPA for being too damn scary! This is a film you definitely don’t want to miss if you’re into good classic no BS horror.
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
Producers Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “The Orphanage”) and Mark Johnson (“Chronicles of Narnia”) join forces to deliver “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” a tale of hair-raising, spine-chilling horror.
Sally Hurst (Bailee Madison), a lonely, withdrawn child, has just arrived in Rhode Island to live with her father Alex (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) at the 19th-century mansion they are restoring. While exploring the sprawling estate, the young girl discovers a hidden basement, undisturbed since the strange disappearance of the mansion’s builder a century ago. When Sally unwittingly lets loose a race of ancient, dark-dwelling creatures who conspire to drag her down into the mysterious house’s bottomless depths, she must convince Alex and Kim that it’s not a fantasy—before the evil lurking in the dark consumes them all.
When a little girl (Bailee Madison) is sent to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his girlfriend (Katie Holmes) in the old mansion they are renovating, she unwittingly unleashes malevolent creatures bent on destroying all of them.