Monday, September 1, 2008

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark

I saw DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK on television when I was a kid, and it scared the hell out of me. Sally Farnham (Kim Darby, Better Off Dead, Teen Wolf Too) and her husband Alex (Jim Hutton, Ellery Queen) move into an old house that Sally inherited from her family. Soon, strange things start happening. This is the kind of movie I wish they still knew how to make. It's truly scary, rather than just gory. It relies on atmosphere, and a minimal amount of special effects to frighten the audience. I know by today's standards it may be considered tame, but if you see it on TV some night, give it a chance. You'll be glad you did!

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