Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

The Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has in films such as The
Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth treated the belief in the
supernatural as something beautiful and through the eyes of a
child told stories that has given even adults the chills. He now
returns to his own childhood to give new life to the TV movie
that traumatized him as a boy, hoping to scare a new generation
into sleeping with the nightlight on.
9-year-old Sally (Bailee Madison) has just moved in with her
father (Guy Pearce) and her stepmother (Katie Holmes) when
she starts to notice that they´re not alone in the big desolate
house, voices whispering her name from the basement tempt
her to open a door she never should have touched.
For those of you who know that horror can be so much more
than just endless Saw-sequels comes a beautiful, intense and
haunting old school-thriller. Just make sure to hold someone’s
hand in the dark theater – because there’s every reason to be
afraid.

Jakob Åsell

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