The Guillermo del Toro-produced “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” might warn you to keep an eye out when the lights go off, but, according to MTV’s exclusive clip from the upcoming horror movie, you’d better watch out when you’re in the bath too.
Everyone who tuned in to tonight’s season finale of “Teen Wolf” (and that’s all of you, right?) have already seen this clip, but for the rest of you out there, the scene shows off “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’s” brand of horror. The clip is called “The Bath” and, as is expected, takes place when leading lady Bailee Madison is taking a soak. But when this film’s darkness-cloaked baddie flicks off the bathroom light, she knows she’s in for a scare.
Don’t worry, the above scene doesn’t have anything that will make you jump out of your skin in fear, but it certainly set this Movies Blog writer ill at ease.
It’s clear from this clip that the creatures haunting Madison’s character Sally aren’t ones that will be revealed early on in “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.” To me, that’s what makes horror movies the scariest, and it seems a tried-and-true way to build tension. After all, we have a lot to fear in what we can’t see.
“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” follows Sally after she is sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend, played by Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes. While in her new home, Sally discovers creatures that want to claim her as one of their own. Our guess? They only come out when it’s dark.
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