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The new international trailer for Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is pretty damn creepy

May. 27, 2011by: Niki Stephens

The first trailer we got for DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK felt more like a teaser. Now Empire has the exclusive on a longer, creepier, yet not too revealing international trailer.

I've known to stay the f*ck away from anything that says, "Come play with us" thanks to THE SHINING. No, I will not come play with you. Go find someone else to prey on Satan! I have an axe! Little Sally is constantly tormented by these tiny creatures who want to take her to claim her as their own. Yeah, the house looks cool, but you should really get that kid out of there.

"Sally Hurst (Bailee Madison), a lonely, withdrawn child, has just arrived in Rhode Island to live with her father Alex (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) at the 19th-century mansion they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 houses bottomless depths, she must convince Alex and Kim that its not a fantasybefore the evil lurking in the dark consumes them all."

Source: Empire

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1:35PM on 05/31/2011
I think this trailer shows a bit too much, but I'm still stoked. Even if the movie isn't good, Del Toro is sure to make a movie worth seeing.
I think this trailer shows a bit too much, but I'm still stoked. Even if the movie isn't good, Del Toro is sure to make a movie worth seeing.
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3:07PM on 05/30/2011
I was excited about this movie because I am a huge fan of Toro but this trailer underwhelmed me. I will wait for word of mouth.
I was excited about this movie because I am a huge fan of Toro but this trailer underwhelmed me. I will wait for word of mouth.
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3:50PM on 05/29/2011
Hrm. Every time I see news about this, I think it's news about a movie version of "Are You Afraid of the Dark" and get excited.

Reminds me of all the lead-up news about that goddamn "Priest" movie which I kept mistaking for news about "Preacher".
Hrm. Every time I see news about this, I think it's news about a movie version of "Are You Afraid of the Dark" and get excited.

Reminds me of all the lead-up news about that goddamn "Priest" movie which I kept mistaking for news about "Preacher".
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3:08PM on 05/29/2011

YES!

I'm so happy this is finally coming out. The creatures look great and GDT hasn't penned anything I didn't like.
I'm so happy this is finally coming out. The creatures look great and GDT hasn't penned anything I didn't like.
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11:56PM on 05/28/2011

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lol please shut the fuck up your a whiney little bitch!
lol please shut the fuck up your a whiney little bitch!
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8:53PM on 05/28/2011
looks good to me
looks good to me
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4:41PM on 05/28/2011

Is this THE GATE remake?

Meh, nothing special going on here. The evil whispers are definitely more annoying than the little girl, though.
Meh, nothing special going on here. The evil whispers are definitely more annoying than the little girl, though.
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3:55PM on 05/28/2011
And you people "thumb me down" (a bit lower on this page) why?

Because I say that this movie doesn't look as good or creepy as the original? Knowing very well that probably 80% of you haven't even seen the original or didn't even know this was a remake.

Or do you just don't read what a person writes and only give your "thumbs" based on the "red bar".
And you people "thumb me down" (a bit lower on this page) why?

Because I say that this movie doesn't look as good or creepy as the original? Knowing very well that probably 80% of you haven't even seen the original or didn't even know this was a remake.

Or do you just don't read what a person writes and only give your "thumbs" based on the "red bar".
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3:48PM on 05/28/2011
@Half i agree 100 percent dude i got the same feeling from the trailer and i was looking forward to this film as well. It also seems like theyve already shown all the scary parts. Plus how many haunted house horror flicks have the typical father saying i dont believe this blah blah and the kid usually does some drawling that shows what she sees. this just doesnt look that great any more the first teaser trailer was better.
@Half i agree 100 percent dude i got the same feeling from the trailer and i was looking forward to this film as well. It also seems like theyve already shown all the scary parts. Plus how many haunted house horror flicks have the typical father saying i dont believe this blah blah and the kid usually does some drawling that shows what she sees. this just doesnt look that great any more the first teaser trailer was better.
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11:13AM on 05/28/2011
I dont if its just the way the trailer is edited or what not but this trailer really didnt do much for me which is sad cause I was looking forward to this. This looks like any other haunted house flick. I hope it turns out to be good.
I dont if its just the way the trailer is edited or what not but this trailer really didnt do much for me which is sad cause I was looking forward to this. This looks like any other haunted house flick. I hope it turns out to be good.
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7:52AM on 05/28/2011

Yawn

The kid if annoying, and I couldn't make it through the trailer.
The kid if annoying, and I couldn't make it through the trailer.
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6:47AM on 05/28/2011

The kid...

was so incredibly annoying in "Just go with it" (a stinker of a film to boot).

Guy Pearce remains the only reason for me to see this film
was so incredibly annoying in "Just go with it" (a stinker of a film to boot).

Guy Pearce remains the only reason for me to see this film
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5:21AM on 05/28/2011
I expected it to look better...
I expected it to look better...
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2:24AM on 05/28/2011

oh please

Looks terrible. Whispering voices, a young child that sees but the parents don't - nor do they believe - until it's too late. There better be something added to this to make it more interesting than the boredom I got watching this trailer.
Looks terrible. Whispering voices, a young child that sees but the parents don't - nor do they believe - until it's too late. There better be something added to this to make it more interesting than the boredom I got watching this trailer.
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12:09AM on 05/28/2011
GDT & Guy Pearce, I'm sold.
GDT & Guy Pearce, I'm sold.
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11:54PM on 05/27/2011
Meh, another remake.
And it looks like then went for cgi creatures for a change. (no. no sarcasm there)
At first I thought this looked ok but now after seeing this trailer I don't think this one will be as creepy/good as the original was.

Pass.
Meh, another remake.
And it looks like then went for cgi creatures for a change. (no. no sarcasm there)
At first I thought this looked ok but now after seeing this trailer I don't think this one will be as creepy/good as the original was.

Pass.
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11:37PM on 05/27/2011
looks pretty fulci-esque. and pretty scary. i'm there.
looks pretty fulci-esque. and pretty scary. i'm there.
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10:08PM on 05/27/2011
So essentially they took the Tooth Fairies from Hellboy 2 and put them in a haunted house movie? Don't know if I can take that seriously, but in Guillermo I trust.

Too bad they ruin what'll probably end up being the best scare in the movie in this trailer.
So essentially they took the Tooth Fairies from Hellboy 2 and put them in a haunted house movie? Don't know if I can take that seriously, but in Guillermo I trust.

Too bad they ruin what'll probably end up being the best scare in the movie in this trailer.
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9:07PM on 05/27/2011

ending of the trailer

I shit myself
I shit myself
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8:19PM on 05/27/2011

I love the creepy

Deliciously creepy. Thanks for the heads up Nikki. I'm going to start spreading this things seed everywhere!

I'm totally going to use this moment to shamlessly plug my own trailer for my own horror short film I directed that's now on the festival circuit. It's also been winning a bunch of awards. So check it out, fellow schmoes (and the website launches next week fyi) [link] ">
Deliciously creepy. Thanks for the heads up Nikki. I'm going to start spreading this things seed everywhere!

I'm totally going to use this moment to shamlessly plug my own trailer for my own horror short film I directed that's now on the festival circuit. It's also been winning a bunch of awards. So check it out, fellow schmoes (and the website launches next week fyi) [link]
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12:26AM on 05/28/2011
Awesome trailer Commander, looking forward to seeing it. Any plans on distribution?
Awesome trailer Commander, looking forward to seeing it. Any plans on distribution?
1:55AM on 05/28/2011
Thanks jsin.atomic, I appreciate it. I got an offer from a pretty famous magazine that's opening a film distribution wing, but the plan is to adapt the film into a feature. So we're just looking into all the options right now, and doing the festival circuit.

Check out the website when it launches next week for where it's screening, as we've got it at lots of fests through October as of now, so that hopefully you can check it out! That would mean a lot to me actually, so thanks for the
Thanks jsin.atomic, I appreciate it. I got an offer from a pretty famous magazine that's opening a film distribution wing, but the plan is to adapt the film into a feature. So we're just looking into all the options right now, and doing the festival circuit.

Check out the website when it launches next week for where it's screening, as we've got it at lots of fests through October as of now, so that hopefully you can check it out! That would mean a lot to me actually, so thanks for the interest.
9:09AM on 05/31/2011
Kiss Mother good night.....Ummm no thanks. lol
That was pretty cool. Well done.
Kiss Mother good night.....Ummm no thanks. lol
That was pretty cool. Well done.
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