Newest Poster for 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' Has Nothing But Text
Don't be afraid of the… text? Another new poster (I don't know why we even need another one?) has hit the web via MTV for Troy Nixey's horror film Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, produced by Guillermo del Toro and starring Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes. Alas, it's not a very good poster, though I do appreciate their attempt at using typography to sell a film. Bloody-Disgusting has even gone so far as to call it the "Worst Poster of the Year", which is a bit harsh, but there's really nothing to this, so I can understand why. It's a bit sad as the last poster they released is one of my favorites. I'm still looking forward to this, I heard it's good.
If you haven't seen the latest frightening trailer for Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, be sure to catch that here.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark was directed by up-and-coming filmmaker and comic book artist Troy Nixey, of only the Latchkey's Lament short previously. The script was co-written by Matthew Robbins (Dragonslayer, Mimic, The Concert) and Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth The Hobbit). This is a remake of the 1973 TV movie Don't Be Afraid of the Dark directed by John Newland starring Kim Darby. FilmDistrict, who took over for Miramax, is finally releasing Don't Be Afraid of the Dark on August 26th this summer.