Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (Nightmare)
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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (Nightmare)
An old housea mysterious locked room a terrifying secret. Elements that make a horror movie memorably chilling get a taut, spooky reworking in Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. Kim Darby (True Grit) and Jim Hutton (The Green Berets) star as Sally and Alex, young marrieds who inherit a crumbling mansion. Despite warnings to leave well enough alone in her new home, Sally unlocks the mysterious room, opens a bricked-up fireplace and unleashes a horde of hideous, whispering, murdering mini-demons only she can see and hear. Alex thinks she's imagining things. We know she isn't. And we know… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Certainly inspirational and occasionally haunting, with great effects, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is also a bit overlong and padded."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Sticks to the familiar but he does it in such a way that it's still extremely creepy, a little bit campy and, at times, quite a lot of fun."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"The husband's hostility seems to encourage disaster, and the depiction of the couple's relationship offers something of a preview of what Stanley Kubrick would do with Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall in the early part of 'The Shining.'"
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"That ending would have been enough to send little ones to bed with nightmares for weeks!"
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"If you were a child and saw it for the first time on television some four decades ago, it might have seemed pretty scary."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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