Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark gets a full-length trailer

Guillermo del Toro presides over more scares…

We first saw a pant-spoiling teaser for Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark almost a year ago, and now a full trailer has arrived.

Guillermo del Toro is producing the flick, which is directed by comic-book artist Troy Nixey (making his feature debut).

The trailer is atmospheric as hell, favouring old-fashioned, slow-burn dread over cheap shocks and flashy editing.

The cinematography looks beautiful too, if you can bear to peak out from behind your hands...

A remake of a 1973 TV movie, Don't... sees young Sally (Bailee Madison) move into her father's house, which has some rather unsettling demons in residence.

Guy Pearce plays the disconcerted dad, and Katie Holmes takes a shot at resurrecting her film career as his girlfriend.

Check out the trailer below:

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark arrives in cinemas on 12 August 2011.

Impressed by the trailer? Will this be the classy horror flick to beat this year? You know where to comment...

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    • Klodz

      May 29th 2011, 21:02

      Was the Orphanage based on this TV movie as well? Because they seem very similar...

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    • lilgtogir

      May 29th 2011, 22:00

      When will they stop making the cliche horror movie? A house that no one could ever really afford, a kid that sees everything, the husband/father who always thinks that the woman is imagining everything until he dies off....come on this could be some film kid's final project. Someone please have an original plot again!

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    • dupont

      May 30th 2011, 16:13

      The trailer is atmospheric as hell, favouring old-fashioned, slow-burn dread, showing the whole movie and leaving nothing to the imagination over cheap shocks and flashy editing.

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    • ChrisWootton

      May 31st 2011, 13:19

      That wasn't scary at all

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