Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

83% Like of 6 Total Votes
Release Date: August 26, 2011
Starring Alan Dale, Nicholas Bell, Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce
Directed by Troy Nixey
6 votes, 4.15 / 5 avg. rating (83% score)

Guillermo del Toro presents 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark,' a horror film starring Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce and Bailee Madison, directed by Troy Nixey. Based on the 1973 telefilm that del Toro believes is the scariest TV production ever made, the story follows Sally (Madison), a young girl who moves to Rhode Island to live with her father (Pearce) and his new girlfriend (Holmes) in the 19th-century mansion they are restoring. While exploring the house, Sally starts to hear voices coming from creatures in the basement whose hidden agenda is to claim her as one of their own. Akin to del Toro's 'Pan's Labyrinth,' 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' focuses on a young girl's struggle against menacing and terrifying forces.


A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend believes that she has released creatures from a sealed ash pit in the basement of her new home.
Cast Alan Dale, Nicholas Bell, Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Guillermo del Toro, Carolyn Shakespeare-Allen, Grant Piro, Jack Thompson, Bailee Madison, Richard Davine, Garry McDonald, Lisa N Edwards, Julia Blake, Kim Ross, Bruce Gleeson, Eddie Ritchard, David Tocci, Lance Drisdale, Libby Gott, James Mackay, Emelia Burns, Trudy Hellier, Terry Kenwrick, Todd MacDonald, Angus Smallwood, Dylan Young, Abbe Holmes
Directors Troy Nixey
Genres Horror, Thriller, Fantasy
Alias Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Year 2010
Runtime 99
MPAA Rating R
Nominations 2
Writers Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins, Nigel McKeand
Producers Melanie Chryssochoides, Guillermo del Toro, William Horberg, Mark Johnson, Stephen Jones, Nick Nunziata, Tom Williams
Musicians Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders
Cinematographers Oliver Stapleton
Editors Jill Bilcock

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