Don't Be Afraid of the Dark


Action / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 58%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 34%
IMDb Rating 5.6 10 43115


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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by hellholehorror 5 / 10

Pretty generic

Looked and sounded great as you would expect. The use of surround was especially enjoyable with the little demon's voices. It didn't feel original or special at all. It felt pretty generic actually. Sadly very forgettable, it felt like a cross between The Gate (1987) and The Others (2001) but failing to live up to either.

Reviewed by mudplayerx 7 / 10

I Enjoyed the Creatures

I do not know where all of these other cynical, angry reviews are coming from. Sure they showed the 'goblins' in abundance, but this isn't your typical jump-scare movie; which is fine by me. This was more of a fantasy-horror film where you are supposed to be as much enthralled by the creatures as you are 'afraid' of them.

I thoroughly enjoyed how the creatures looked, moved, and acted. It reminded me of a more modern-made version of the little imps from the movie "The Gate." Instead of dreading them and being on the edge of my seat, I was waiting to see them and their antics again. Perhaps that's why the other reviewers are angry. Perhaps this film has been mis-marketed.

If you like creepy little bipedal monsters that look like imps/goblins, then this movie is for you. If you like fantasy monsters and played Dungeons and Dragons as a kid then you will enjoy this film. If you enjoy medieval European folklore and cryptozoology then you will be as entertained as I was.

Reviewed by moonspinner55 3 / 10

No expense spared in opulent remake...but results are still flat

Nigel McKeand's cult 1973 TV-movie "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" was so brief and so low on budget that the intricacies of its plot had to be rushed through to beat the clock. It was a scary little item that begged to be expanded upon, which is what writers Guillermo del Toro (who also co-produced) and Matthew Robbins have done, but what was once compact feels overblown and bloated here. The adult couple from '73, renovating an old manor with evil creatures hiding down the ash bin of a bricked-over fireplace, have now become a financially-insecure (!) single dad and his decorator-girlfriend refurbishing a Gothic mansion, a woodland estate with a maze-like backyard of fountains and gardens and its own waterfall. The central character is no longer the wife but the divorced dad's miserable pre-teen daughter, unhappy about being shuffled around and not about to make friends with dad's new love. The differences between an adult woman being terrorized in her home by devious little creatures and a curious but frightened child are tremendous: first, we have to slog through the kid's psychological issues, then we must endure her ear-piercing little-girl screams, but not before getting a diagnosis from the clueless adults that she's just imagining things. In context, this may be perfectly normal behavior from concerned grown-ups, but normal rarely equals scary. There's not even a semblance of surprise or suspense in this screenplay; everything is whittled down to its basics so that we can admire the film's tony quality, CGI effects and high-end budget. The camera investigates all the crooks and crevices of this spread, floating up hallways and down staircases and around dark corners. We get quite a tour of the place, all the while waiting for the people on-screen to catch up to the kid, who has a long way to go before she catches up to us. *1/2 from ****

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