Directed by Troy Nixey and produced and written by Guillermo del Toror, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark could well become one of the biggest horror sensations of the year. Released in the US today, here in the UK we have to wait, shockingly, until October 7th before we can feast our eyes on this delight. Based on a TV shows from the 70’s which Del Toror calls “the scariest production ever to be on TV”, you can expect to be scared out of your mind watching this. Starring Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes and Bailee Madison, the makers of the film have just released a superb red band trailer which really ups the scares and gore factor, Hell, even the little creatures are ultra scary in this one! For tons more on the film click here
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?
By Matt Wavish