Check out the Comic-Con poster for horror-thriller Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, the adaptation of ABC’s 1973 cult classic, which starring Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce and Bailee Madison.
Producers Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage) and Mark Johnson (Chronicles of Narnia) join forces to deliver Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, a tale of hair-raising, spine-chilling horror.
Sally Hurst (Bailee Madison), a lonely, withdrawn child, has just arrived in Rhode Island to live with her father Alex (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) at the 19th-century mansion they are restoring. While exploring the sprawling estate, the young girl discovers a hidden basement, undisturbed since the strange disappearance of the mansion’s builder a century ago. When Sally unwittingly lets loose a race of ancient, dark-dwelling creatures who conspire to drag her down into the mysterious house’s bottomless depths, she must convince Alex and Kim that it’s not a fantasy-before the evil lurking in the dark consumes them all.
The film is directed by Troy Nixey. The script was co-written by Matthew Robbins (Dragonslayer, Mimic, The Concert) and Guillermo del Toro.
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is scheduled to hit theaters on January 21, 2011.
Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark (1973) USA video trailer