Check This Out: First Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Teaser Poster
Otherwise known as Guillermo del Toro's Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. CHUD has premiered the teaser poster for the horror/thriller remake starring Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce and Bailee Madison (the little girl). It's another one of those hand-drawn artistic teaser posters because it's a Comic-Con exclusive that is being given out at the show this weekend. There is a big panel for Don't Be Afraid of the Dark on Friday afternoon at Comic-Con and I'm sure we'll get to see an actual trailer for it then, so stay tuned for even more coverage. I'm not the biggest fan of this poster, but it is a pretty damn cool bit of artwork for this thriller. Check it out!
Entertainment Weekly also recently debuted the first photo of Katie Holmes in this - you can find that here.
Here's the basic synopsis: A young girl (Bailee Madison) sent to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his girlfriend (Katie Holmes) discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.
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. Miramax Films is bringing Don't Be Afraid of the Dark to theaters starting January 21st, 2011 early next year - stay tuned!
I really hope hand drawn posters like this make a comeback. There seems to be more of an interest thanks to sites like this that showcase them.
Paul on Jul 21, 2010
I bet the studio exec was freaking out and trying to get some designer to do a floating head version, 'just photoshop the head on another body, do it noooooooow!!!'. Cool poster, I reckon handdrawn or artistic posters just aren't part of the formula for cinema any more, that part of the budget is probably spent on cocaine by the marketing dept. Hand drawn is so 'retro'. It also isn't fast enough for the people who leave everything til the last minute and rush it to completion. But heh, it's not art, it's bizniiiizzzzzzzzz. Or maybe it is...
Crapola on Jul 21, 2010
Oooooo this sounds freaky! I like it! I hate scary movies but this sounds cool!
Aaron on Jul 21, 2010
This is teaser art... just wait for the floating heads version 🙂 Damn. the Nightmare On Elm Street-remake should have had a drawn poster in the style of the original 5 (or 6 even though that one wasn't really used)
ryderup on Jul 21, 2010
I really like the poster Alex....IMO it delivers a "creepy vibe" that should be effective in generating buzz around the film itself. Would love to get my hands on this piece of art.
Cmurder on Jul 21, 2010
the original was a decent watch. i was 14 when i first saw it in '78 - i remember that all through the movie i kept wondering if the little people would get her...........i LOVED the ending but i won't say why - if the remake is faithful, i don't want to ruin it. i refer to them as "people" because as i recall, they weren't monsters.........they were more like little, evil people. (but it's been 30+ years so i could be mistaken) this would be ok to remake - it wasn't a classic but it was ok. a remake will give an entirely new generation a chance to see it.
beavis on Jul 21, 2010
I like the art style of the poster, so creepy.
Fisherr on Jul 22, 2010
Must see trailerrrrrrr.
Emily on Jul 22, 2010
Awesome poster, can't wait to see the film!!!
Alison on Aug 16, 2010
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