New Trailer for ‘Don’t be Afraid of the Dark’ Produced by Guillermo del Toro

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Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce in Don’t be Afraid of the Dark
Photo: FilmDistrict

Empire has debuted a new trailer along with the new image you see above from Troy Nixey’s Don’t be Afraid of the Dark, a film we were already supposed to have seen but had a bit of trouble on the way to the theater due to some woes felt by Miramax. However, the film is now on track, thanks to FilmDistrict, for an August 12 release date. However, it will have its North American premiere on June 26 as it serves as the closing night film at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival, something I already considered going to just for this film alone, but couldn’t justify the cost.

Produced and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, the film is 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.

Have a look at the new trailer below.