EXCLUSIVE: ‘Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark’ Poster

Don’t be Afraid of the Dark,” you ask? Then stop being so damn horrifying!

Producer Guillermo del Toro, already no stranger to mind games with his pulse-pounding thrillers like “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “The Orphanage,” is at it again with his latest horror flick: “Don’t be Afraid of the Dark,” director Troy Nixey’s film about a young girl (Bailee Madison) sent to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend (Katie Holmes) in their new home, where she encounters an assortment of terrifying creatures who want to turn her into one of their own. Good luck getting to sleep after watching this one.

Everything we’ve seen from the “Afraid of the Dark” crew has sent shivers down our spine, and the latest poster — which we’re exclusively debuting here on MTV Movies Blog — is no exception. Check it out past the jump!

“Don’t be Afraid of the Dark” arrives in theaters on August 26, 2011.