Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

DVD - 2012
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"Feels retro in all the right ways..."--Washington Post
"Harks back to a 1960s idea of what a horror film should be."--New York Post
"This is a very good haunted house film. It milks our frustration deliciously."--Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Sally Hurst is going to Rhode Island to live with her father Alex and his new girlfriend Kim in the nineteenth century mansion they are restoring. While exploring the estate, Sally finds a hidden basement and accidentally lets loose a race of ancient, dark-dwelling creatures who conspire to drag her down into the mysterious house's bottomless depths. Before the evil lurking in the dark consumes them all, Sally must convince Alex and Kim that it's not a fantasy.
Publisher: [United States] : Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, 2012
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD HORROR DON
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jan 09, 2018

This film got a return of at least $24,000,000. I suspect that producer Guillermo Del Toro was giving the director his first chance at directing. Maybe he will make a good movie in the future. I watched it because Roger Ebert gave it 3.5 stars out of 4.0. I cannot agree.

Sep 09, 2015


snowflaketoons Jun 06, 2015

it's was ok

Apr 19, 2014

i love Guillarmo Del Toro's vision and visually speaking this movie is no let down. That being said, his movies are never really horror but rather fairy tales for adults. So if you are looking to be scared, pass this one up. that being said, this is not my favorite of his films. i fould it ok. but nothing to really write home about.

Gifted Oct 17, 2013

It was a good movie!

Jun 12, 2013

I think Alex and Kim know that Sally knows that this is no fantasy.

Jan 18, 2013

The movie is rated R, but the *only* feasible target audience that would possibly find this pile of manure appealing would be adolescents. Now THAT makes a lot of sense! Awful movie. Awful. Co-writer Guillermo del Toro must've needed a quick couple of bucks. ½ star for the little girl. She did a good job with the lousy material she had to work with. I would've added a star if those things did some oral surgery on Katie Holmes' pearly whites, though. Pity.

aaa5756 Oct 04, 2012

This wasn't the worst movie I've ever seen, it is far from being good. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

Jul 27, 2012

This movie too intense and scary for children, view first before letting them see it!

Jun 23, 2012

Surprisingly entertaining but not scary at all.

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