REVIEW: ‘Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark’

The lights come on for Kim (Katie Holmes) in "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark".
The lights come on for Kim (Katie Holmes) in "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark".
The lights come on for Kim (Katie Holmes) in "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark".

We live in the age of the Disney fairy tale. In these stories, the heroes and heroines are invariably young and beautiful. A lot of times, they are a bit naïve in the ways of the world and much of the suffering that they do is emotional. At the end of the day, their struggle is resolved with very little mess and they end up living in a castle or some similarly idyllic life.

But this wasn’t always the case.

Long before the “civilized” and sanitized now, fairy tales were not meant for children. They were filled with adults doing adult things learning lessons that usually involved the spilling of blood – much like the Troy Nixey-helmed and Guillermo Del Toro-penned “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”.

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Del Toro and Cameron Team Up For Lovecraft’s ‘Madness’

What nightmares will the union of Guillermo Del Toro and James Cameron bring "At the Mountains of Madness"?
What nightmares will the union of Guillermo Del Toro and James Cameron bring "At the Mountains of Madness"?

Yes, it’s official – -my geek pants have exploded.
Even more disturbing than that, they have exploded with shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light.

What does all this mean? Well, let me tell you… provided I can stop hyperventilating.

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