DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK
Director: TROY NIXEY
Starring: KATIE HOLMES, GUY PEARCE, BAILEE MADISON
Genre: ACTION, ADVENTURE, HORROR, SCI-FI, MYSTERY, THRILLER
When young Sally Hurst (Bailee Madison) arrives in Rhode Island to visit her father Alex (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) at the Victorian mansion they are restoring, she already feels like an outsider and her ornate new home seems a cold and unwanted prison. Despite the warnings of the caretaker Mr. Harris (Jack Thompson), Sally embarks on an adventure that leads to the discovery of a hidden basement, undisturbed since the mysterious disappearance a century earlier of the mansion’s builder, famed nature illustrator Emerson Blackwood.
Sally is surprised when voices from within the subterranean depths of the ash pit begin to speak to her. Voices which tease and beckon and plead for her help. Voices belonging to the Homunculi, malicious and manipulative creatures whose origins date back to a time when the fairies and demons of folklore were much more than cautionary tales.
When Sally unwittingly frees the evil creatures from captivity, she is alone in her slow dawning realization of their omnipresence in the house, and of the true nature of their malevolence.