Wednesday, October 26, 2011


From writer Matthew Robbins and director Guillermo Del Toro, I had high hopes in the first time I saw the trailer of "Don't Be Afraid of The Dark". It's a mixture of intrigue and suspense dabbed well in dark elements of filmmaking and embroidered in mystery.

But the film did not really scare me as what it has promised. Some scenes for me are quite predictable thus diminishing the fear factor. I also went to to watch because Katie Holmes was there and well she wasn't as impressive as well. The lukewarm reception at the tills really showed how much it did not accomplish in terms of scaring people. The film lacked a strong original story base. The sequences are often flawed and unorganized making it more blurry than scary. This film is way far from the masterpiece Del Toro presented us with Pan's Labyrinth. Save from some scenes that could elicit some occasional screams, this film is not something you would want to really spend time with. It would make some people scared for quite some time but for sure that horror feeling won't last for long.

2.5 out of 5 popcorns.

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