You’ll Finally BE ‘Afraid of the Dark’; First Creature Still!

We totally slammed FilmDistrict for their lackluster bunch of imagery released leading up to the world premiere of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (review) at the LAFF. Thank the lords of darkness for what is the first actually released image of one of the film’s creatures. He’s an ugly little bugger, yet I still think I’d take him home with me…

The pic follows Sally (Bailee Madison), a young girl who moves to Rhode Island to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend (Katie Holmes) in the 19th-century mansion they are restoring. Having stumbled upon the mansion’s hidden basement, Sally starts hearing voices calling out from the bolted ash pit, imploring her to open it. Sally obliges and unwittingly unleashes something so terrible, so unthinkable, that everyone’s life – hers most of all – is placed in immediate and grave danger.

Produced by the great Guillermo del Toro, the lights go out on August 26.
Dont Be Afraid of the Dark