Guillermo Del Toro has a habit of making creepy movies. Pan’s Labyrinth and The Orphanage are two good examples of said creepiness. I think any movie with a child eating monster who puts his eyeballs into his hands automatically qualifies a movie as a little bit creepy. It looks as if Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark will be pumping up the creep factor to never before seen heights. Just watch the trailer for Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark and you will see what I mean.
It seems as if Producer Guillermo Del Toro and Director Troy Nixey have a firm grasp on what fears we have brought with us since childhood. First off, what kid wasn’t afraid of the dark? Well I wasn’t, but I am exceptionally brave. It is all too easy to picture the smallest sounds we heard in the dark as tiny monster claws pattering against the floor. Del Toro and Nixey are just showing what it would be like if those little monsters existed. The creepiest part of the trailer was the little girl crawling under her blanket and seeing one of those little buggers pop out at her. That’s not fair, Del Toro! Everyone knows that monsters can’t get you while you are under your blanket. You are making this movie too scary! I know will be joined by many others in seeing it, I just hope they don’t mind leaving the lights on for the movie.