Nearly a decade after the release of The Strangers back in 2008, a sequel titled The Strangers: Prey at Night is on the way early next year.
Though the movie is technically a sequel to the first movie, which starred Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman as a couple at a secluded summer home being terrorized by masked intruders, it’s described as “inspired by” the 2008 film. In it, a family staying with relatives at a mobile home park find themselves dealing with those same masked intruders.
An official teaser trailer for The Strangers: Prey at Night has been released, and can be viewed below.
Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark Netflix Streaming DVD | Blu-ray
Directed by Troy Nixey
Starring Bailee Madison, Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Jack Thompson, Alan Dale, Julia Blake, Garry McDonald
Originally Released: August 26, 2011
Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark is a fun horror flick that appropriates heavily from classic horror, fairy tales, and some of producer Guillermo del Toro‘s own films as well. While del Toro handles production and writing duties, direction is capably handled by Troy Nixey in his debut. Connected with some great performances, excellent monster effects, and some outstanding set design and lighting effects, this is a movie well worth checking out.
Effectively a remake of the 1973 TV movie of the same name, Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark explores the line that marks the division between fairy tales and horror stories. The story follows young girl Sally Hurst (Bailee Madison) as she relocates to live with her father, dealing with the difficulty of being a small child in a broken family.
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark Directed by Troy Nixey
Starring Bailee Madison, Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce
Release date: August 26, 2011
When it comes to remakes, horror movies seem like the most popular option. It’s far rarer, however, that the film was a made-for-TV special, but such is the case for the new Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.
The film opens in the late 19th century at Blackwood Manor, a large mansion set in a remote woodsy area. A housekeeper is called into the basement by Mr. Blackwood only to be trapped and have her teeth bashed out with a chisel. An apologetic Blackwood, who is missing teeth himself, collects her shattered teeth and places them in a bloody dish. He places the dish inside a nearby fireplace, all the while begging to have his son back. Whispers respond, and Blackwood is painfully pulled into the fireplace.
Jumping forward to the modern day, architect Alex Hirst (Guy Pearce) and his interior decorator girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) are in the middle of an extensive renovation of Blackwood Manor. Things become complicated when Alex’s daughter Sally (Bailee Madison) arrives, having been sent by her mother to live with Alex. Sally quickly discovers the now barricaded basement and fireplace, and soon the whispers start again. Revealing more of the plot might ruin the scares for some people, but needless to say something scary calls Blackwood Manor home.
Two creepy new clips from the upcoming remake of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark have been released. You can check them out below this article.
The first has young heroine Bailee Madison being quietly menaced by unseen forces while taking a bath. The second finds Guy Pearce encountering the film’s malicious critters while in his garage. Both clips run under a minute but pack a great deal more atmosphere and fright than you can find in most horror films these days.
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, directed by newcomer Troy Nixey, will be released on August 26, 2011.
At the recent San Diego Comic Con, a teaser trailer and footage from Guillermo del Toro‘s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark made a huge impact on the crowd (Read: SDCC 2010: “˜Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark’ Panel With Guillermo del Toro). It also helped that del Toro, who wrote and produced the film, was being as hilarious as we’ve seen him, but truly this is something people will be excited to see.
The movie is a remake of the 1973 horror title of the same name. It will tell the story of a girl who goes to live with her father and his girlfriend in a large old house. Before long, they discover that an evil resides within the house, and it wants the young girl to itself.
Now you can get a small peek at what was shown at Comic Con with the release of the movie’s official teaser trailer. As described in the panel recap, it’s a brief video that has some voice over and shows a little girl attempting to hide from something under her bed covers.
Be sure to click on over to the other side now to read the synopsis and to check out the teaser trailer now!