Thursday, April 30, 2009

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (1973)

3.5 / 5 Apr '09
Tagline: Can you see them, Sally... hiding in the shadows. They're alive, Sally. They want you to be one of them when the lights go out.
Directed by: John Newland
Written by: Nigel McKeand
Actors include: Kim Darby, Jim Hutton, Barbara Anderson
Genre: Horror
Length: 74 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

This was a made-for-tv movie originally and apparently it terrifyed many children, you can see why I needed to see this right? Well it is the sort of thing that would scare only a child, as an adult it's quite silly although inventive and a decent concept. It's short, sweet and to the point and I can't think of many things quite like it. It's about a couple who moves into a dead relative's house. They notice a fireplace that has been blocked off and despite warnings they open it. Well from that point on the Misses is tormented by mini troll things that hide in the dark and only seem to be able to attack in the dark. Of course everyone thinks she's going mad when really these little troll things are out to get her. It's kinda neat to think that something may be lurking in the dark (as a kid I was convinced of this), and this would likely make some kids even more afraid of the shadows. Still I didn't think it quite lived up to it's reputation, but definitely add a star if you are a child!

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