A cult-classic 1973 TV movie got big-screen treatment from producer and co-screenwriter Guillermo del Toro ("Pan's Labyrinth") in this chiller that stars Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes, but ultimately relies most on young talent Bailee Madison ("Just Go With It") to sell it.
She plays a child who moves with her father and his girlfriend to a new home, but she soon suspects the place has other tenants in the basement ... scary and unwelcome ones. Of course, her elders don't believe her; of course, they come to regret it. The picture is eerie enough to a point, but the original still wins. DVD extra: "making-of" documentary. ** (R: AS, V) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)
Buy 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' on DVD.
'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'
Bailee Madison (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment)
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