dont be afraid of the dark

Retro Trailer: "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" (1973)

I just got back from seeing the remake of "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" and I enjoyed myself quite a bit. Now, I don't have a great nostalgic love for the original; in fact, I have only seen bits and pieces of it over the past few years so I didn't go in to the theater with any great reservations over a remake. I am a sucker for the over the top gothic imagery and the dark fairytale atmosphere that can really only be created on these types of films.

Snapshot: "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" (2011)

In the above snapshot, young Sally Hirst (Bailee Madison) moves in with her father and his girlfriend only to discover that she is being pursued by monsters who want to claim her as one of their own. A remake of the 1973 made for TV movie of the same name, Guy Pearce stars as Alex Hirst, an author who becomes increasingly frustrated with his daughter's claims of seeing monsters, even when his girlfriend (Katie Holmes) begins seeing them as well. The film is set for a theatrical release August 26, 2011 and is rated R.

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