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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)

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A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend believes that she has released creatures from a sealed ash pit in the basement of her new home.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Gleeson ...
Buggy Driver
Eddie Ritchard ...
Housekeeper (as Edwina Ritchard)
Garry McDonald ...
Blackwood
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Carolyn Shakespeare-Allen ...
Airport Cart Driver
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Kim
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Mrs. Underhill
David Tocci ...
Workman
Lance Drisdale ...
Policeman
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Psychiatrist
Libby Gott ...
Nurse
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Librarian
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Caterer (as Emelia Burns)
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Storyline

A young girl is sent to live with her estranged father and his girlfriend at their new home. The father, Alex has plans to spruce up the home with the help of his interior decorator girlfriend, Kim. The previous owner of the home was a famous painter who mysteriously disappeared. Alex's daughter, Sally, soon discovers the cause of the painter's disappearance. Written by Jeff Mellinger

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Rated R for violence and terror | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 August 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

No temas a la oscuridad  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,525,728 (USA) (26 August 2011)

Gross:

$24,042,490 (USA) (11 November 2011)
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Trivia

In the original Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973), Sally was Alex's wife, not daughter, while in this version a woman named Kim is his wife. In the original Sally, Alex's wife, was played by an actress named Kim - Kim Darby. See more »

Goofs

At the dinner party, Sally's leggings are plain. When she's pushing the library shelves, a close-up of her feet shows striped leggings. See more »

Quotes

Sally: They don't like bright lights, you know, those things.
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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.199 (2011) See more »

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When You and I Were Young, Maggie
Written and Performed by John McCormack
Courtesy of Bluebird/Novus/RCA Victor
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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What were they thinking?
6 January 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Do you love stupid movies, with stupid characters that frustrate you and make you wish you didn't pay ten bucks for this film. If so you are in luck, because this one is a real stinker.

Let's start with the fairy/goblin things. They look like the dumbest things you could possible imagine. They look so silly it makes you wonder if this was supposed to be a kids movie. And apparently they have the strength of a 250lb man, but they are only like twelve inches tall. You like plot holes, well this film has them. Such as why the kid didn't show anyone the dead fairy in the library office, that would have made them believe her, but there must be a reason.... no they just screwed up. And I like how a man is brutally beaten and injured, but it just gets brushed off as a accident, yeah okay. And Guy pierce is one of the worst dad's I have ever seen. This film also has one of the dumbest and most unsatisfying endings ever made. Did I mention the acting sucked.

This is the rule book for a bad horror movie. Believe me when I say you will hate this movie, so whatever you do, don't watch it.


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