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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)

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  • Certificate: 15
  • Genre: Horror
  • Cinema release: 07/10/2011
  • DVD release: 20/02/2012

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Synopsis

Troy Nixey directs this horror remake, written by Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins, about a young girl who discovers monsters after moving in to her father's country mansion. Shortly after joining her father, Alex (Guy Pearce), and his girlfriend, Kim (Katie Holmes), in their new home, Sally Hirst (Bailee Madison) begins to explore the building's warren of rooms.
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Troy Nixey directs this horror remake, written by Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins, about a young girl who discovers monsters after moving in to her father's country mansion. Shortly after joining her father, Alex (Guy Pearce), and his girlfriend, Kim (Katie Holmes), in their new home, Sally Hirst (Bailee Madison) begins to explore the building's warren of rooms. While in the basement, she stumbles upon a part of the house that has remained unused for decades, after a builder disappeared in mysterious circumstances. As she investigates further, she uncovers something lurking behind the fireplace...
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Our review

"Genuinely creepy, this has a thrilling set up reminiscent of classic 70s horrors. Shame the reveal comes too early - and the threat isn't as scary as horror fans might hope. Still, top turns all round - watch out for that kid..."

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07-07-2011