Guillermo del Toro, Troy Nixey, Katie Holmes and Bailee Madison Talk Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

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The internet can be a wonderful place if you know where to look. For instance, if you couldn’t make it to New York City for the premiere of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, then you missed one hell of an entertaining Q&A afterwards. No worries though it’s right here for you in its entirety.

The screening took place at the Walter Reade Theater and the panel features Guillermo del Toro, director Troy Nixey, and stars Katie Holmes and Bailee Madison. Be warned though … they talk spoilers! Dig it!

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 Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark review here!

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.

Guillermo del Toro, Troy Nixey, Katie Holmes and Bailee Madison Talk Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

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