Oct 6, 2010

Be afraid...

Psst - Hey! Look over there at the right. Just wanted to remind you all of the Jack-o'-lantern contest. There's a link and a graphic and everything! Tell your enemies! - Earl

I've definitely mentioned this before on this blog, but I'm going to repeat it anyway. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, even though it was made for television back in the 1970's, is right up at the top of the list for scariest movies I have ever seen.

Sure, it's a bit silly. Kim Darby plays a woman who has inherited a family house. When she breaks through a walled-up old fireplace/alcove in the basement, she releases a bunch of pint-sized, pointy-headed demons who want her to join them. Some great sight gags with these mini-demons terrorizing her while hosting a dinner party or taking a bath. Fucking evil!

Maybe it was because I saw it on TV back when I was a young kid, but I would watch that movie EVERY time it was on and it would always scare the crap outta me. I watched it again maybe 15 years ago, and I saw the inherent silliness. I laughed at my younger self for letting this little movie scare the crap out of me.

I also slept with the lights on that night.

Well, Guillermo del Toro is producing the remake due out next April. And the first rave review is in. Not only is it reportedly as scary as all Hell, but the reviewer says it's also a really good film in general. I can't wait. Take a peek at the first trailer. I love how the first third of it is complete darkness. Exactly the kind of teaser trailer that studios should be making nowadays.



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11 comments:

Raine said...

Ok I'm scared and I am in a very brightly lit room

Heff said...

The fine art of a good horror film HAS gone by the wayside for the most part. I hope it turns out good.

sybil law said...

Awesome!!!

B.E. Earl said...

Raine - See?

Heff - There have been some good ones lately, but overall I agree. If the trailer and the first review is any indication, this one may buck the trend.

B.E. Earl said...

Sybil - I thought so.

Olivia said...

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark was aired in Britain in the early 90s! I was so hooked.

Can't wait for this. It's the first I've heard of it.

Cheers Earl :)

B.E. Earl said...

Olivia - I would have loved for the remake to have been set in the English countryside. Like The Children...ooh, that was spooky. Did you see that?

hello haha narf said...

fuck no, fuck no, FUCK NO. i am not clicking that video. and i am not gonna see the movie. not unless someone is going to come hold me every night, all night, for the next five weeks. or more.

can't do scary movies.

B.E. Earl said...

Becky - You are really going to enjoy my blog this month. Lots of scary movie talk. Mwah-ha-ha-ha!!!

Avitable said...

I've never seen it, but Del Toro annoys me. He's good at making things look pretty, but he's horrible at plot.

B.E. Earl said...

Avitable - Well, he's only producing this one. I don't really know to what extant he will be involved in the story.