Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Fear is never just Make Believe


Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
A lonely and withdrawn little girl has just arrived to live with her father and his new girlfriend in the 19th-century mansion they are restoring.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 she 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 the adults that it's not a fantasy... before the evil lurking in the dark consumes them all.

99 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Violence).
Fantasy, Horror, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Alan Dale, Bailee Madison, Jack Thompson, Dylan Young, Julia Blake, Eliza Taylor-Cotter, Emelia Burns, Garry McDonald
Director
Troy Nixey
ScreenplayGuillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins, from the teleplay by Nigel McKeand
MusicMarco Beltrami, Buck Sanders
CinematographyOliver Stapleton
EditingJill Bilcock
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2011
Produced byGran Via, Miramax Films, Tequila Gang

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHorror
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexDiscreetly implied, once
ViolenceFairly intense psychological, emotional violence and fairly strong horror violence, bloody, gory, graphic.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Kirk Honeycutt quote iconDark runs in the light on scares
10
Die Burger
François Bloemhof quote iconSkrik kom van skêe en spykers
10
Cape Times
quote iconScary? Afraid not
5
Box Office
Pete Hammond quote iconThings that go Yawn in the night
8
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThis is a very good haunted house film. It milks our frustration deliciously.
18
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThis is a flawed yet haunting motion picture whose forceful sense of creepiness is difficult to shake.
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconDecent, but not consistently strong
11
Metacritic.com
35 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
155 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWhile it's pleasantly atmospheric and initially quite scary, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark ultimately fails to deliver the skin-crawling chills of the original.
12
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
Movie Review Intelligence
44 critics
10

What the People say

Internet
7775 Netizens quote iconNot much need to be afraid of this remake
12

Average .. 56%

11

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