Jason Bayless is a life-long activist and is currently working at The Pachamama Alliance. When he is not working he spends, working with Center for Farmworker Families and spending his time recording shows, writing blogs, collecting 3D movies, and playing VR games.
Launched this week was the official site for DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK. Yes, the Guilermo del Toro produced film, the one based on a 1973 TV show – that he believes to be the scariest TV production ever made. [singlepic id=1581 w=320 h=240 float=right]
The website is very interactive and knows you by name, which adds a comical creepiness to it. You take a short tour of the Blackwood Manor and find clues, clips, photos and back stories. So make sure you have your speakers turn up before going to visit the Blackwood Manor.
Don’t Be Afraid of The Dark hits theaters on August 26th and they have not missed a beat in promoting this film. Yesterday at Comic-Con there was a panel featuring Guillermo del Toro and Troy Nixey. You may remember that Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark screened last year at Comic-Con with plans for a theatrical release, but got shelved by Disney/Miramax – many of del Toro fans felt that we would never see this film again. Thank God for FilmDistrict because they picked up this film earlier this year.
Zombie Popcorn has been blessed with a couple of clips from the film – here is the first one.
If you don’t know by now –
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?