Saturday, September 3, 2011

New Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

It's about time I got around to this. It has been a hectic week movie back to school and my first week of school. But anyways... Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
The extremely creepy things are back and more extremely creepy than ever! With about 30 years of technology and Guillermo Del Tor (a gifted horror writer/director) writing the movie, you can bet the creepy things are going to be better.
As evidenced by this picture. (The only one I could find of the creepy things.)
This movie closely followed the original storyline with some tweaks and some historical elements thrown in to keep it grounded in some reality. One of the changes was to make the creepy things a bit less mysterious by making them gnome/fairies ("Get the fairies, Sam!" From Supernatural. That was all I could think about when they called them gnome/fairies). "A young girl is sent to live with her estranged father and his girlfriend at their new home. The father, Alex has plans to spruce up the home with the help of his interior decorator girlfriend, Kim. The previous owner of the home was a famous painter who mysteriously disappeared. Alex's daughter, Sally, soon discovers the cause of the painter's disappearance" (imdb.com). Over all, this movie was really creepy and good.
The movie starts out in the past as a maid is attending to a famous painter (by the name of Blackwood). He kills her and takes her teeth and his teeth and tries to use them to pacify the creepy things who have his son. The creepy things only want children's teeth and drag the painter down the hole. Then to the future as a young girl, Sally (Bailee Madison), is going to live with her father, Alex (Guy Pierce) and his new girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes). Alex is an architect and is fixing up the home of the painter and Kim is the interior designer. Sally doesn't want to be there and doesn't really like Kim. As Sally is exploring the house, she finds that there is a hidden basement that turns out to be the workshop of Blackwood. In the basement is a chimney and Sally hears her name whispered through it by things. Well she opens it which unknowingly realises the creepy things. But the creepy things start creating mischief. Alex blames a lot of it on Sally, but Kim wants to connect with Sally and tries to get her to talk. Well it sort of works and Alex gets a psychologist to talk to Sally. Sally tells the psychologist that there are creatures in the house that are doing all the things Kim starts to believe her. Well Kim does research to find out what is going on with the house so the creepy things don't take Sally.
This movie was really good and creepy and not retarded like the old one. In this movie, people aren't helpless and retarded against the creepy things, but the creepy things are faster and clever and take out people. This movie is rated R for violence and terror (as you can expect from a Del Tor movie). The violence comes from the creepy things cutting up and and practically killing a carpenter and from Kim's leg being broken the wrong way (which you see for an instance and it's gross). So not a little children's movie in the aspect. Still a must see if you like horror movie and stuff like this.

1 comment:

  1. Holy cow! That does sound creepy! And that picture...when you said they call those things gnomes/fairies, I thought, "Well there goes my sugar-sweet interpretation of fantasy creatures". THAT THING IS A FAIRY?!!

    Anyway, when I went with my lil' bro to see Captain America, which I liked :D, all the previews were for horror films. I thought that was kinda strange since they usually try to fit the previews to the audience. I don't know why the only previews were for horror when we were seeing an action movie... But we saw previews for this and it looked way intense. Even the preview made me jump when the creatures snatched someone away lightning fast! So yeah, seems like it would definitely be a good horror film.

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