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

    Austin, TX!

    By | August 10, 2011

    Smells Like Screen Spirit & FilmDistrict invite you

    to enter for passes to our special advance screening

    in Austin, TX.



    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:  Monday, August 22 – 7:30pm – Regal Metropolitan Theater 901 Little Texas Lane

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. 

    ENTRIES FOR THIS CONTEST ARE NOW CLOSED.

    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 & Austin in the subject line and your full name and mailing address in the message. Winners will be provided with a unique pass via email for you +1 guest.


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

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