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New red band trailer for Don't Be Afraid of the Dark brings the creepy

Aug. 26, 2011by: George Merchan

First time feature director Troy Nixey's DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK opens today, and word of mouth so far has ranged from pretty decent to not so good. Whatever the case may be, a new red band trailer has appeared online giving us a good sense of the film's eeriness on top of some quick looks at the creepy little monstrosities that terrorize the film's poor unsuspecting family.

My only question: why is this trailer red band?

DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK - co-written and produced by Guillermo del Toro - stars Guy Pearce, Katie Homes, and Bailee Madison.

Synopsis: 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. Confronted with the horror that now threatens to taker her life and destroy her family, Sally desperately tries to warn the whole house, but there's just one problem: no one believes her. Will she make them understand in time, or will they become another chapter in the centuries-long horror story of Blackwood Manor?

Source: Twitch

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12:48PM on 08/26/2011
I saw the original on TV back when it first aired and it scared the hell out of me.
I saw the original on TV back when it first aired and it scared the hell out of me.
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3:11PM on 08/26/2011

Why Red-Band???

I think the ALL HOLY MPAA needs to make some minimum standards for Red-Band trailers. Like at least 3 curses you can't air on network TV or at least a pint of blood or some bewbs. Just calling a trailer a red band trailer does not a red band trailer make. Well, I guess Katie Holmes acting should be red band...
I think the ALL HOLY MPAA needs to make some minimum standards for Red-Band trailers. Like at least 3 curses you can't air on network TV or at least a pint of blood or some bewbs. Just calling a trailer a red band trailer does not a red band trailer make. Well, I guess Katie Holmes acting should be red band...
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3:30PM on 08/26/2011
Seen it. Nothing "scary" at all ever happens in this movie. I really don't understand the R rating it got.
Do yourself a favor and watch the original.
Seen it. Nothing "scary" at all ever happens in this movie. I really don't understand the R rating it got.
Do yourself a favor and watch the original.
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3:15PM on 08/28/2011

whats RED BAND about that?

oh c'mon.... there is nothing in this that is "red band"...
oh c'mon.... there is nothing in this that is "red band"...
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