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Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark
5.7 out of 10

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark

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Overall 5
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Audio 9
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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

BluRay Authority
28 January 2012
  • Excerpt: There’s an old saying that “less is more.” And when you think about it, it really works when referring to movies. This is what made “Jaws” work so well in that we never really saw the shark, namely we just felt its presence.
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Movie overall 7
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Extras 4
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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)

blu-ray.com
7 January 2012
  • Conclusion: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is a pretty solid movie that's at its best when its focused on mood and design over characters and creatures, which, fortunately for the audience, represents the vast majority of the runtime.
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Overall 5
4.5

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

DVDizzy
3 January 2012
  • Conclusion: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is far more dull than frightening. Built on fond childhood memories and a passion for fancy, this outing no doubt did more for writer/producer Guillermo del Toro than it will for the typical viewer.
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Movie overall 6
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Audio 8
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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (Blu-ray Review)

whysoblu.com
27 December 2011
  • Conclusion: What can I say? It’s all in the marketing and they dropped the ball with that. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is not “scary” per se, but is creepy as all hell. There’s a difference, but I don’t think creepy sells as best as scary, so I can almost see why they went that route in marketing the film the...
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Overall 7
7.0

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

High-Def Digest
15 December 2011
  • Summary: Dear Horror Movie Parents-- Why must you insist on buying your children creepy-as-hell rotating night lights when moving into spooky mansions with inevitably dark and murderous (most foul!) histories? Sincerely yours, High-Def Digest.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark

Cinema Blend
26 August 2011
  • Excerpt: Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark is very good with details. Its setting--an old, partially renovated mansion--is perfectly constructed for a horror film. Its cast is very small and tight knit, lacking the usual hot, frivolous and unimportant supporting players.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Movie Review

BigPictureBigSound
25 August 2011
  • Summary: This old school monster movie from producer Guillermo del Toro is well-shot and well-acted, but its creatures, like its title, are frightfully innocuous.
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Overall 6
6.4

Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark

AV Club
25 August 2011
  • Excerpt: A polish on a fondly remembered 1973 TV movie, Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark has been promoted as “ Guillermo Del Toro ’s Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark ,” which by the evidence here is both unmistakable and deceptive.
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Review: ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’

Variety
27 June 2011
  • Summary: A suspenseful yet markedly less insidious update of the 1973 horror telepic.
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Overall 6
6.0

Don’t Be Afraid of The Dark

Empire Online
18 May 2012
  • Conclusion: A satisfying, well-crafted supernatural horror movie, refreshingly retro in its Gothic trappings. It won’t traumatise a generation, but it certainly delivers the shivers.
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