Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ teaser makes a horrifying debut

08.03.10 7 years ago 4 Comments

Almost half a year ago, from Horrorfest 2009, Drew proclaimed that Troy Nixey, a comic book artist with only a single short film under his belt, would be next years breakout director. There is really no way to tell if he’s right from this creepy, but extremely brief teaser trailer.

But honestly, who am I kidding? It’s a Guillermo Del Toro project, and he’s definitely earned my trust over the years.

Based on a 1973 made for Television creature feature, “Don’t Be Afraid Of the Dark,” is a project that Del Toro has been developing for a while, producing and also co-writing the script. The story revolves around a family (Guy Pierce, Katie Holmes and Bailee Madison) that moves into an old house already inhabited by diminutive nasties with a penchant for childrens teeth. Yikes.

Del Toro and Nixey screened some footage at Comic-Con which managed to make a very large room full of people jump simultaneously. Some of said footage is included in this teaser, and Guillermo himself was very excited about it when he spoke to us.

In what may be my favorite quote from the Con this year, Mr. Del Toro proclaimed to hall H that “Horror has to have balls and those balls have to be sweaty and wrinkled.” Enjoy the trailer, maybe it can get that image out of your head.

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