Fall Entertainment Guide 2011

Disney to Unearth Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’

Tuesday, June 29 by

When the plug was pulled on Miramax last year, a few films were sent to the dreaded Disney Vault with little hope of every seeing the light of day. But there is good news for horror fans today.  Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, the Guillermo del Toro-penned and Troy Nixey-directed R-rated remake of the 70′s TV movie classic, will break free from its imprisonment. No longer will it be forced to pay protection money to such D-Vault tough-asses as Tinker Bell and the Fairy Prince and Tigger’s Eighth Movie.

The remake stars Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes as a couple who are placed at risk when Pearce’s daughter accidentally unleashes malevolent creatures in the old mansion they’ve just moved into. Given the R-rating and del Toro’s involvement, this could shape up to be pretty creepy. Though I’m sure Mike Tyson left things far scarier behind when he abandoned his mansion. (EW)