Yesterday, Guillermo del Toro and Troy Nixey sat down with fans to discuss Miramax Films’ Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. The studio sent us some of the photos from the event.
Don’t be Afraid of the Dark
Rating: R (for violence and terror)
U.S. Release Date: January 21, 2011
Cast: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison, Jack Thompson
Director: Troy Nixey
Producers: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Johnson
Executive Producers: Stephen Jones, William Horberg, Tom Williams
Screenplay by: Guillermo del Toro & Matthew Robbins
Based on the teleplay by: Nigel McKeand
Producers Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “The Orphanage”) and Mark Johnson (“Chronicles of Narnia”) join forces to deliver “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” a tale of hair-raising, spine-chilling horror.
Sally Hurst (Bailee Madison), a lonely, withdrawn child, has just arrived in Rhode Island to live with her father Alex (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) at the 19th-century mansion they are restoring. While exploring the sprawling estate, the young girl discovers a hidden basement, undisturbed since the strange disappearance of the mansion’s builder a century ago. When Sally unwittingly lets loose a race of ancient, dark-dwelling creatures who conspire to drag her down into the mysterious house’s bottomless depths, she must convince Alex and Kim that it’s not a fantasy—before the evil lurking in the dark consumes them all.
When a little girl (Bailee Madison) is sent to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his girlfriend (Katie Holmes) in the old mansion they are renovating, she unwittingly unleashes malevolent creatures bent on destroying all of them.