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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Don't be Afraid of the Dark

Don't be Afraid of the Dark

    This movie had me at Guillermo del Toro. The film is a remake of a made for TV horror  film and while other horror remakes are doomed from the very start this film seems to be the exception. Guillermo del Toror seems to be a busy little scamp when it comes to moviemaking. He is currently working on a Frankenstein remake and an adventure horror film called At the Mountains of Madness. There is also talk of him producing a Haunted Mansion movie based off the popular Disney theme park ride. Unlike the terrible excuse of a comedy that starred Eddie Murphy del Toror is planning on doing  a fantasy historical piece that will  probably be similar to the first Pirates of the Carribean film.

    I almost want to call this the perfect horror trailer. The trailer only hints at the plot without giving anything away and knows to show just enough to get us wanting more. If this film is half as good del Toro's oprevious work I'll say we are in for a treat.

    The director is Troy Nixey and is a newcomer to the directors chair. If the movie is like anything I have seen in the trailer then I can safely say that this director has a bright future. 

P.S. The trailer reminds  of  this lovely picture by Selina Fenech. Called Stolen in her Sleep.

Note: Don't be Afraid of the Dark's release date is set to be August 13.

-Horrorwood Doll

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