Guillermo del Toro’s “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” was another film I just got to see with my horror film companion, HorrorCrone. I must say, this horror (or shall I say, suspense/drama/mystery) was entertaining. It kept me at the edge of my seat. I really don’t understand why it didn’t do so well in the box office. The acting was great -especially from 12 year-old Bailee Madison who played to role of young Sally in the film-, the CGI and stunts were great, and overall I really enjoyed this film.
“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” was based off of a film that originally was televised in 1973 directed by John Newland and written by Nigel McKeand. Shockingly (insert sarcasm), the 1973 original got better ratings than the 2011 remake. Although, the remake was still pretty amazing.
“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” was one of those films that are great, but you really shouldn’t pay to see it. This is probably why it only made about $24M in the box office. The film didn’t even make to it’s budget ($25M). This is quite rare for a Guillmero del Toro film.
Overall, I rate this film a 7.6/10 stars.
Thanks for reading! Be sure to follow me on Twitter @rhfang! Also, be sure to subscribe to “Totally Horror” to know when we release a new post.