Don't Be Afraid of the Dark trailer
There's a fair noise being made about the teaser trailer for Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, mainly because it carries the moniker of Guillermo del Toro's Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, however to give him his dues, this time he's more than producer, and note I didn't say executive producer, but he's also co-writer of the film along with Matthew Robbins. By the way, Troy Nixey directs the film, a small point that some people might be interested in.
Anyway, that aside, the trailer is rather good, even if it does employ the usual tricks of a scary horror film trailer, but that won't matter because del Toro is attached, and that's getting the excitement going.
To be fair it is a slick trailer and the scares work well, but the fast cut fade in/fade outs and the flash scares after quiet moments are all there. The clever part is the timing, and that's been nailed perfectly because you just aren't sure when that last scare is coming and it's teased out for a nice long while.
The film from Troy Nixey, written by Matthew Robbins and Guillermo del Toro, tells the story of a young girl who is sent to stay with her father and his new girlfriend and discovers that there are creatures in the house that want her as their own.
The film stars Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison and Alan Dale, which makes for an interesting cast, and considering that del Toro and Robbins wrote the screenplay it does sound interesting - they wrote Mimic together and Robbins was a writer on the excellent Close Encounters of the Third Kind and * batteries not included.
What do you think? Does it look scary enough to you?