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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Details


A young girl inadvertently unleashes a race of ancient monsters while exploring her father's 19th century mansion in this horror remake written by Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins, and directed by newcomer Troy Nixey. Introverted Sally Hurst (Bailee Madison) has just moved in with her father, Alex (Guy Pearce), and his girlfriend, Kim (Katie Holmes), when she realizes that their sprawling estate holds its fair share of secrets. Descending into the depths of the house, Sally gains access to a secret lower level that has lain undisturbed for nearly a century, when the original builder vanished without a trace. When Sally accidentally opens the gateway that kept the creatures locked up tight, she realizes that in order to prevent them from destroying her family she must convince her skeptical father that monsters really exist. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:August 26, 2011


Guy Pearce
as Alex
Katie Holmes
as Kim
Bailee Madison
as Sally
Jack Thompson
as Harris
Alan Dale
as Charles Jacoby
Julia Blake
as Mrs. Underhill
Terry Kenwrick
as Bill
Abbe Holmes
as Joanne
Garry McDonald
as Blackwood
Carolyn Shakespeare-Allen
as Airport Cart Driver
Nicholas Bell
as Psychiatrist
Emelia Burns
as Caterer
Grant Piro
as Creature
Guillermo del Toro
as Creature


Troy Nixey
Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
Matthew Robbins
Oliver Stapleton
Marco Beltrami
Composer (Music Score)
Buck Sanders
Composer (Music Score)
Jill Bilcock
Roger Ford
Production Designer
Lucinda Thomson
Art Director
William Horberg
Executive Producer
Tom Williams
Executive Producer
Wendy Chuck
Costume Designer
Kerrie Brown
Set Decorator
Toby Pease
First Assistant Director
Venus Kanani
Mary Vernieu
Mike Elizade
Creature Design
Bruce Hunt
Second Unit Director
Ross Emery
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Roger Savage
Supervising Sound Editor
Roger Savage
Re-Recording Mixer
Chiara Tripodi
Key Make-up
Kristin Witcombe
Script Supervisor
Billy Browne
First Assistant Editor
Amelia Ford
Visual Effects Editor
Gregory Nicotero
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Scott Shapiro
Visual Effects Producer
Angelo Sahin
Special Effects Supervisor
Glenn Newnham
Supervising Sound Editor
Erica Wells
Key Hairstylist
Nigel McKeand
From Screenplay by
Ineke Majoor
Visual Effects Producer
Kerry Thompson
Costumes Supervisor
Howard Berger
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Gary Wilkins
Production Sound Mixer

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