Monday, January 16, 2012

"Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" - And Now I Am!

"Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" DVD promo

"Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" - August 26, 2011 (USA)-released in theaters. DVD Release Date: January 3, 2012. Rated R, 99 min - Fantasy | Horror | Thriller.
Ratings: 5.7 out of a 10 from 11,943 voters at Internet Movie Database.

Brief Synopsis:A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.

Stars: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce and Bailee Madison.

Official Movie Trailer - "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark".
Official Movie Clip - "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark".
Official Movie Website: - "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark."

We jumped several times watching this movie. The special effects are great for the little creatures. I kept trying to figure out exactly WHAT they were...the body shape, size, etc. The DVD has special features that you definitely need to view to learn more about the house, the creatures, the original movie, etc.

I dug up some info about the original...
Released in 1973 on TV, Unrated, 74 min, 6.9 out of a 10 rating.
Stars: Kim Darby, Jim Hutton and Barbara Anderson.
TRIVIA (from current movie):
>The runes carved into the stone over the furnace that the creatures live down spells out "Be Afraid" in Elder Futhark.
>Appropriately set in Providence, RI as that was the home of H.P. Lovecraft who wrote the story "The Rats in the Walls" which apparently inspired this film.
>Guillermo del Toro (Writer for film): he played a cameo as a passenger on the plane, sitting behind Sally.
>Plot hole:  While supposedly alone, the worker is slashed, beaten and stabbed to the point of near death. Yet nobody once questions how this "accident" could have happened or how he managed to end up with scissors sticking out of his neck.
Love this stuff!!

1 comment:

  1. We watched Don't Be Afraid of the Dark...and it was freaky!! We did love it! Watching it with all of the lights on at home made it even scarier! Since I share the same name as the character played by Katie Holmes, I have to say I don't like the way it ended. However, it was an awesome movie that made us jump!! :)


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