Film review: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
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4/5Generally speaking I tend to avoid horror films. I don’t see much point in sitting in a cinema and getting scared by looking at things that would never occupy even the darkest of dreams. And I do get scared. To the point where I feel quite stressed. Why would anyone willingly put themselves in a situation they know will give them unnecessarily high levels of anxiety? I wasn’t looking forward to Don’t be afraid of the dark. It is an American horror film written by Matthew Robbins and Guillermo del Toro (producer of Pan's Labyrinth amongst many) and directed by comic book artist Troy Nixey. Starring Katie Holmes as the lead female, tickets will no doubt sell for those wishing to see if Tom Cruise has stolen his wife’s acting skills as well as her soul. The story line revolves around an old mansion, purchased by Alex (Guy Pearce) with his interior designer girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes), the couple are renovating their new property in the hope of getting it onto the cover of a property magazine. The history of the house is a dark one and a hidden basement is discovered with a secret story unveiled through old drawings.
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