The Poster for Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

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FilmDistrict has revealed the poster for Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, directed by Troy Nixey from a script by Matthew Robbins and Guillermo del Toro, who also produces. The film opens on August 26.

Based on the 1973 telefilm that del Toro believes is the scariest TV production ever made, the story follows Sally (Bailee Madison), a young girl who moves to Rhode Island to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend (Katie Holmes) in the 19th-century mansion they are restoring. While exploring the house, Sally starts to hear voices coming from creatures in the basement whose hidden agenda is to claim her as one of their own. Akin to del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark focuses on a young girl’s struggle against menacing and terrifying forces.

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