The creatures in DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK are nothing short of nasty, crafty little shits, and the latest clips from the film do nothing less than to showcase such.
Directed by first-timer Troy Nixey from a script by Guillermo del Toro (PAN'S LABYRINTH) and Matthew Robbins, DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK is an update of the 1973 TV-movie of the same name, and thankfully of the same creep factor as well.
"Blackwood Manor has new tenants. While architect Alex Hurst (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) restore their Gothic mansion's period interiors, Alex’s young daughter Sally (Bailee Madison)—neglected by her real mother and brushed aside by the careerist father—can investigate the macabre history and dark corners of the estate. Spurring Sally's investigation are the voices—rasping whispers who call out to her from the basement, who promise her understanding and friendship, who are so very hungry and would like to be set free. When Sally gives in to her curiosity, she opens a gateway into a hellish underworld from which an army of beady-eyed, sharp-clawed monsters emerge, small in size but endless in number: the homunculi. Confronted with the horror that now threatens to taker her life and destroy her family, Sally desperately tries to warn the whole house, but there's just one problem: no one believes her. Will she make them understand in time, or will they become another chapter in the centuries-long horror story of Blackwood Manor?"
For more on the film, pick up FANGORIA #306 (on sale now) and read our exclusive talks with Nixey and del Toro, and check out our advanced review of the film here. FilmDistrict releases DON'T BE AFRAID next Friday, August 26.
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