Sunday, June 12, 2011

"with tales of beasties lurking in the nooks and crannies"

Guillermo del Toro's newest protégé, Troy Nixey, was in a generous mood down at Comic-Con, handing out this shiny and dark-tinged new one-sheet for his current horror remake, Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark, to all-comers.

We're loving the sheer gothic Edgar Allan Poe-ness of Nixey's design, which shows the film's young protagonist Sally (Bailee Madison) opening a door she probably shouldn't be opening in a house she might want to consider scarpering from toot-sweet.

A remake of the 1973 made-for-telly terror, Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark sees Sally frustrate her father (Guy Pearce) with tales of beasties lurking in the nooks and crannies of their new house. He refuses to believe her, even when his girlfriend (Katie Holmes) corroborates her stories. Biiig mistake, because unbeknownest to him, Sally has carelessly unleashed a host of malevolent creatures. As you do.

A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.

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