Midnight Society Movie Night: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

It is time, once again, to announce what movie I will live tweet this month! Let’s watch Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark for …


Poster for the 2011 movie Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

That’s right, friends, Guillermo del Toro, who is one of my favorites.

Based on a TV movie from 1973 by Nigel McKeand (which I haven’t seen, has anyone seen it?), writers Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins and director Troy Nixey brought Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark to the theaters in 2011.

I don’t remember ads for Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark being in the theaters and don’t remember when I bought the DVD, but I’ve had it for years. As I stalked my horror movie collection for what I wanted to live-tweet, there it was. Waiting. I haven’t seen it in a long while, so I think it deserves a turn.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark plays on one of my biggest fears. Tiny little creatures scampering under the beds and in the walls, things I can’t see, things that can get me before I ever see them. So, yes, I will watch with my feet propped far up from the floor and that dark space under the couch.

Sally gets to live in a big, old mansion as her dad and his girlfriend restore it. Fun, right? Armed with a camera, she roams the place, finding plenty of secrets to investigate and kind of unleashing an army of tiny creatures (FAERIES THEY ARE FAERIES THOUGH NO ONE CALLS THEM THAT THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE MAKE NO MISTAKE) who make life a bit…interesting.

Interesting meaning murdery.

And Sally is a kid. No one believes kids, but everyone is in danger.

The atmosphere in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is fantastic, creepy and dark. I mean, it is Guillermo del Toro.

The creatures are weird and disturbing as they crawl along the shadowed halls and under the bed. Sally struggles to save herself and everyone else from these evil fae bent on dragging everyone down into the depths of who knows where, no where good, that’s for sure.

I enjoyed this movie and can’t wait to share it with the Twitter-verse.

So, Friday, June 28th at 9 EST, join me on Twitter on #DontBeAfraidoftheDarkMovie and #MidnightSocietyMovieNight for some wonderful fun in the shadows! But don’t be afraid. Never be afraid. Nothing can hurt you…

Come and play.

Cheers and nightmares,


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