Trailer for Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Posted May 29th, 2011 at 11:00 am

Miramax has released the full theatrical trailer for the remake of the 1973 made-for-TV movie Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark that has been rewritten and overseen by Guillermo Del Toro. Originally announced last year at Comic-Con by Del Toro with a teaser trailer the movie was bumped back due to the pending sale of Miramax by Disney and now has an August 26th release date.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is directed by Troy Nixey and stars Guy Pierce and Katie Holmes. The story centers on a young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend only to discover that creatures in the home want to claim her as one of their own.

Sally Hurst (Bailee Madison), a lonely, withdrawn child, has just arrived in Rhode Island to live with her father Alex (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) at the 19th-century mansion they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