DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK
This film is a remake of a made for TV film from back in the day so naturally the comparisons are going to be made. I am not here for that especially since I have not seen the original in years. I do remember it of course but it would be unfair to compare since I could be forgetting things. So as for this one I will review it kinda like it is a stand alone, although we all know better.
Blackwood Manor in Rhode Island is a house that would be perfect for any family looking to settle down. The only problem is that it has a dark past that may still be lurking around. That is the thing that the Hurst family is about learn about as they are the family moving in. Father and daughter Alex & Sally are moving in along with Alex’s girlfriend Kim with the purpose of fixing it up to put on the market. So while doing so they uncover the basement and something about the fireplace is out of whack. Of course that could have just been the voices Sally is hearing that make it seem that way. These voices keep calling to her and that fire place may be where they are coming from.
I thought this was a pretty good flick from first time director Troy Nixey and writers Matthew Robbins and Guillermo Del Toro. The setting and mood of the film are perfect as not only the house but outside of it gives off that somewhat gothic feel. Atmosphere and feel are major for any flick and this one as that feeling. Of course we then have the performances from the cast that are just as good. Guy and Katie are good of course but I feel like and rightfully so that Bailee Madison is the best here. After all it is her character that the film is mainly based around.
The creatures here which are fairies are cool looking little things and I like that these types of flicks are still made. These little creature features are some of my all time favorites. This is a good film and one that I would recommend people check out. It may not be the best ever but it is still very good, the opening scene is one of my favorites and the ending is………….
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