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Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark

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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

worleyjamers, FilmCrave
30 June 2013
  • Summary: Not my favorite film of 2011, nor one of my favorite horror films, but this is well done nonetheless. Pearce, Holmes, and young Madison carry the film nicely. Great musical score. The concept isn't that great or even remotely scary, but the film is well done.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

smokiediebear, FilmCrave
30 August 2012
  • Summary: More of a nightmarish fairy tale for your kids to sleep in your bed at night. Dark tale of creatures tearing a family apart. Wonderful acting, great setting, and all around brilliant movie.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Chris Kavan, FilmCrave
7 May 2012
  • Summary: Despite the presence of Guillermo del Toro, this is a weak stab at horror - neither the characters, story nor creatures provide much to get excited about and in the end, this is just another in the long line of forgettable horror films I've seen.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Hogan, FilmCrave
19 April 2012
  • Summary: This was the perfect movie to rent for Friday the 13th. The creatures were a let down, i was waiting for them to be quite a bit more scary, but i will admit that there were a few places that made my skin crawl. 'Alex' needed to be a stronger character in my view, he just seem to stay in the background way too much. It being he daughter he should have played a bigger role and 'Kim' should have been more in the background. Makes me want to see the original and compare.
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Overall 8
8.0
Movie overall 7
7.0
Extras 8
8.0

You Won't Be Afraid Of The Dark

Atreyu, blu-ray.com
23 March 2012
  • Excerpt: This is your typical scarefest, with a lot of predictability. A little girl sees all these creatures and at first no one believes her or sees them and then...stop me if you've heard this before .Great atmosphere/mood I will admit though. Awesome video and audio to boot. Extras are ok, but not overly special. If you love these types of movies get this one as the atmosphere helps to make this more enjoyable.
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Overall 8
8.0
Movie overall 7
7.0
Extras 6
6.0

Fun Movie, Weird Casting, Nice looking Blu!

paper tiger, blu-ray.com
9 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I was interested in this movie as I like the horror genre and the cast seemed decent. The movie was fun, it was entertaining but I wasn't surprised or impressed with anything. It was a usual story, with usual acting, and a somewhat disappointing ending. The little creatures were very cool and looked great. It has a very cool story, however they didn't use it the why they could have. It had a lot of potential and didn't use it the best they could.
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Overall 8
8.0
Movie overall 8
8.0
Extras 6
6.0

Atmospheric and fun

ranitasus, blu-ray.com
5 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I wasn't expecting much from this film. I wanted to watch it since it was being pushed by Guillermo Del Toro. I can say that it was a very ATMOSPHERIC film. While the jump scared might not have all been there, the film itself was rather scary. The music, lighting added to the darkness of the movie.
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Overall 8
8.0
Movie overall 8
8.0
Extras 7
7.0

Atmospheric and Chilling!

docmovie17, blu-ray.com
4 January 2012
  • Excerpt: The movie has its flaws in terms of plot holes and story, but the atmosphere, creature CGI, and acting more than make up for it.
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Overall 10
10
Movie overall 10
10
Extras 7
7.0

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

detective392, blu-ray.com
4 January 2012
  • Excerpt: This is horror right here at it's finest with scares, atmosphere and scary as hell looking creatures. The picture quality was amazing on my TV and deserves 5 thumbs up as well as the audio as it was awesome hearing the whispers coming from behind you during the movie. Didn't find anything wrong with the acting and have no complaints. Wish we got more special features though I enjoyed the 3 part documentary though it was on the short part.
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Overall 4
4.0

Weak Remake

MovieMike, FilmCrave
22 December 2011
  • Excerpt: ‘Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark’ [DBAD] is thriller remake from sophomore director, Troy Nixey. Also attached to this project as one of the principal writers is Guillermo del Toro (‘Hellboy’, ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’), who is as famous for projects he turned down (‘Chronicles of Narnia’, ‘I Am Legend’) as the ones he has participated in.
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