EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' Cast and Crew Interviews

Monday, 22 August 2011 15:24
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Opening in theaters on August 26th is a new horror film from the mind of director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) called Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, which is based on the 1973 ABC made-for-TV movie of the same name. The film has been a passion project of del Toro's for years but he did not helm the movie, instead tapping comic book artist Troy Nixey to make his feature film directorial debut while he simply adapted the screenplay and produced the new remake. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark stars a talented cast of actors including Guy Pearce (Memento), Katie Holmes (Batman Begins), Alan Dale (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), Jack Thompson (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), and newcomer Bailee Madison (Just Go With It).

IAR's managing editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with writer and producer Guillermo del Toro, as well as actresses Katie Holmes, and Bailee Madison to discuss the new film. We spoke candidly about del Toro's vision and passion for the project, Holmes' experience collaborating with del Toro, and how Madison dealt with the movie's scarier moments at such a young age.

To watch our exclusive interview with Guillermo del Toro, Katie Holmes, and Bailee Madison about Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, please click on the video player above.


Based on the 1973 telefilm that Guillermo del Toro believes is the scariest TV production ever made, the story 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. 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.

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark begins frightening audiences in theaters on Friday!

To read our coverage of the film's premiere from the LA Film Fest, please click here.

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