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  • DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK | Advance Screening(s) Giveaway!

    Texas, score passes to our advance screenings in Houston, San Antonio and El Paso!

    By | August 2, 2011

    Smells Like Screen Spirit & FilmDistrict invite you

    to enter for passes to our special advance screenings

    in Houston, San Antonio and El Paso.

    Based on the 1973 telefilm that Guillermo del Toro believes to be the scariest TV production ever made, DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK was co-written and co-produced by del Toro and directed by Troy Nixey. Akin to PAN’S LABYRINTH, DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK focuses on a young girl’s struggle against menacing and terrifying forces.

    Synopsis: Blackwood Manor has new tenants. While architect Alex Hurst (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend Kim (Katie Holmes) restore their Gothic mansion’s period interiors, Alex’s young daughter Sally (Bailee Madison)—neglected by her real mother and brushed aside by the careerist father—can investigate the macabre history and dark corners of the estate. Spurring Sally’s investigation are the voices—rasping whispers who call out to her from the basement, who promise her understanding and friendship, who are so very hungry and would like to be set free. When Sally gives in to her curiosity, she opens a gateway into a hellish underworld from which an army of beady-eyed, sharp-clawed monsters emerge, small in size but endless in number: the homunculi. Confronted with the horror that now threatens to taker her life and destroy her family, Sally desperately tries to warn the whole house, but there’s just one problem: no one believes her. Will she make them understand in time, or will they become another chapter in the centuries-long horror story of Blackwood Manor? 

    Director: Troy Nixey 

    Starring: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison

    Studio: FilmDistrict

    Release Date: Friday, August 26, 2011

    MPAA Rating: R for violence and terror. Children under the age of 18 will not be admitted.

    Screening Info: 8/23 AMC Studio 30, 7:30 pm – Houston
    8/23 Cinemark Tinseltown, 7:30 pm – El Paso
    8/24 Santikos Silverado 16, 7:30 pm – San Antonio


    To enter, repost the link to this contest on your Facebook page and complete the form below with DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK and your city in the subject line and your full name and mailing address in the message. Winners will be chosen Tuesday, August 9th and mailed hard passes for you and a guest to the address provided.


    Arrive early. Screenings are over-booked to ensure a full house and to compensate for “no shows.” Tickets are not a guarantee of admission.






    Topics: Contests, News | 4 Comments »

    • Dave Campbell

      If you don’t complete the form below with your email, full name and mailing address, your entry will be deleted.

    • Beautiful Loser

      I want to see this!

    • Vanessaman24

      I want to see this one.  

    • Dave Campbell

      Below are our winners for Houston, San Antonio & El Paso. Keep an eye on your mailbox for your passes!


      Jonathan CheukPete Sosa
      Claudia Rea
      Stephanie Harvell-Fierro
      Mayra Ramos
      James Sprague Digel III
      Joshua Fortner
      Hector Ayala
      Xzenia Fernandez
      Derek SantanaElizabeth Schooler 
      Bernice Fonge 
      Tanja Green
      Jaeden Pierre


      Martha Oliver
      Pat Gabriel
      Bradley Smith
      Paul Carroll
      Richard Morales III
      Jeremiah Holstun
      Monica Hinojoza
      Cecilia Luna 
      Lety Nuncio
      Jimmy Chano
      Isabel Flores
      Frank Lopez 
      Jason Scott

      EL PASO (10):

      George Rodriguez
      Junior Vasquez
      Fernando Vasquez, Jr.
      Lorena Favela
      Amanda Arrieta
      Angel Ruiz
      Erick Arellano
      Eric Guerrero
      Lorena Chavez
      Gloria Ruiz