Blu-ray/DVD News: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark gears up for a New Year release date

Director Troy Nixey’s creepy tale of creature dentistry has been announced for a January 3rd 2012 release date for both Blu-ray and DVD. The Guillermo Del Toro production features Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes as a couple renovating an old house. Guy Pearce’s character’s daughter soon realizes that they are not the only residents in this house. It’s remake of the John Newland directed TV flick from 1973, and although it hints at more than it delivers it is still a quite enjoyable flick that relies on atmosphere. The DVD and Blu-ray will both contain three featurettes, with the Blu-ray featuring an additional extra. Full press release below.

“Scares the hell out of you.” – Eric Vespe, Ain’t It Cool News

Presented by Guillermo del Toro


Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce and Bailee Madison Star in

“… Hands Down One of the Best – and Scariest – Horror Films of 2011” (Tony Timpone, Fangoria)

Debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital January 3rd

Bonus Features Include Three Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (October 25, 2011) – Katie Holmes (Batman Begins, Jack and Jill), Guy Pearce (The King’s Speech, HBO’s “Mildred Pierce”) and Bailee Madison (Just Go With It) star in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, the frightening horror film from Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital January 3rd from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. When she moves in with her father (Pearce) and his new girlfriend (Holmes), Sally (Madison) starts to hear voices coming from creatures in the basement. Blu-ray and DVD bonus materials include the three-part making-of documentary that explores “The Story,” “Blackwood’s Mansion,” and “The Creatures.” Blu-ray exclusive features include a conceptual art gallery. Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark will be available for $35.99 SRP (Blu-ray) and $30.99 SRP (DVD).

Sally, a young girl, moves to Rhode Island to live with her father and his new girlfriend in the 19th century mansion they are restoring. While exploring the house, Sally starts to hear voices coming from creatures in the basement whose hidden agenda is to claim her as one of their own.

Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features Include:

– Three-Part Making-of Documentary
“The Story”
“Blackwood’s Mansion”
“The Creatures”

Blu-Ray Exclusive Bonus Features Include:

– Conceptual Art Gallery

Directed by Troy Nixey from a screenplay by Guillermo Del Toro and Matthew Robbins and the teleplay by Nigel McKeand, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark was produced by Mark Johnson and Guillermo Del Toro.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark has a running time of 99 minutes and is rated R for violence and terror.



About Jude

Born in the barren wasteland that is the UK I have since relocated to the USA. I've been a fan of horror for as long as I can remember, which is about 25 years now which really shows my age, even if my youthful good looks disguise that fact....I'm always trying to find new, and hopefully exciting, genre films to sink my teeth into. At the same time hunting for flicks from the past I may have missed.
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