The official website for Troy Nixey’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark remake has gotten an overhaul with surprises and terror lurking behind every click as you explore Blackwood Manor, the home in which the film’s protagonists have recently taken up residency. Turn up your speakers and poke around a bit … if you dare!
Click on the below image to visit the official Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark website, and if you’re at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con, be sure to take note of the film’s panel and signing info found after the synopsis and artwork.
Blackwood Manor has new tenants. While architect Alex Hurst (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend, Kim (Katie Holmes), restore their Gothic mansion’s period interiors, Alex’s young daughter, Sally (Bailee Madison), neglected by her real mother and brushed aside by the careerist father, can investigate the macabre history and dark corners of the estate. Spurring Sally’s investigation are the voices — rasping whispers who call out to her from the basement, who promise her understanding and friendship, who are so very hungry and would like to be set free. When Sally gives in to her curiosity, she opens a gateway into a hellish underworld from which an army of beady-eyed, sharp-clawed monsters emerge, small in size but endless in number: the homunculi.
Confronted with the horror that now threatens to take her life and destroy her family, Sally desperately tries to warn the whole house, but there’s just one problem: No one believes her. Will she make them understand in time, or will they become another chapter in the centuries-long horror story of Blackwood Manor?
Based on the 1973 telefilm that Guillermo del Toro believes to be the scariest TV production ever made, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark was co-written and co-produced by del Toro and directed by Troy Nixey. Akin to Pan’s Labyrinth, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark focuses on a young girl’s struggle against menacing and terrifying forces.
Look for it in theatres on August 26th, and in the meantime read our exclusive early Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark review here!
San Diego Comic-Con Panel and Signing Info:
FILMDISTRICT will be taking the stage at Comic-Con 2011 on Thursday, July 21 at 2:00 pm in Hall H with a panel that will feature DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK’s Guillermo del Toro and Troy Nixey with DRIVE’s breakout director Nicolas Winding Refn. At 9:00 pm fans will have the chance to meet and get signed posters from these filmmakers plus DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK’s Guy Pearce and DRIVE’s Carey Mulligan and Ron Perlman at Bar 207 at the HARD ROCK HOTEL (207 5TH Avenue)!
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