Published in Movie Magic Cornwall (September/October 2011)
Directed by comic book artist Troy Nixey, this horror remake of the 1973 original sees s young girl, Sally Hirst (Madson), being sent to live with her father Alex (Pearce) and his girlfriend Kim (Holmes) at Blackwood Manor, a 19th century mansion with a troubled history.
Sally is haunted by voices emanating from the sealed up basement that plead for her to set them free and , before long, her curiosity starts to consumer her. Descending into the depths of the house, she releases a group of demonic monsters that want Sally as one of their own.
So begins a chilling chain of events where the manors macabre history begins to unveil itself. As Sally struggles to save her family from the ancient creatures, she attempts to escape the hellish nightmare, before she herself is at the mercy of the mansion’s darkest secret.
Co-written by Guillermo del Toro, who brought us the critically acclaimed Pan’s Labyrinth, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark promises to be a chilling thrill ride that might lead viewers to develop a sudden fear of the dark.