Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
Release Date: August 26th, 2011
Rated: R for violence and terror
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Run Time: 99 minutes
Studio: Miramax | Gran Via
Directed by: Troy Nixey
Starring: Katie Holmes, Bailee Madison, Guy Pearce
Storyline: A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.
-Information provided via IMDB
Disclaimer: My review is written in my own personal opinion of the film.
I am a HUGE Guillermo Del Toro fan, his films incorporate fascinating storylines and such visionary designs, cinematography, or creatures. While this film is not directed by him, he is the producer, and his “fingerprints” show up all over this film. It does incorporate these wonderful visions reminiscent of Del Toro’s work, but in the end, lacks the full story. There is no history that is given of the creatures, other than a sentence or two that is very vague. There is no reasoning for how they got there, why they do the things they do, or other things. There is many loose ends that weren’t wrapped up or rounded up well. While I admit, it was by far a DYNAMIC and a creative twist on the…
tooth fairy tale. The creatures were very freaky and I did enjoy it, but have to mark it down a few points for the things that were missing to complete the story that I wish had been there to further explain it a bit more. This was a familiar thing I saw in SUCKER PUNCH directed by Zack Snyder. Had it had those extra key things added, it would have been a fantastic movie!