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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark


  • Score: 73

    from 2 reviewers

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  • Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" impresses with scares, restoration, and audio yet cautions newcomers.

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  • Video: 83

  • 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' shines on Blu-ray with its 4K restoration and excellent encode, offering unparalleled detail, natural skin tones, and vibrant colors, while staying true to its eerie ambiance and cinematic integrity.

  • Audio: 78

  • Both films present enhanced audio experiences, heightening tension with detailed scores and effects, despite some limitations and minor flaws, alongside well-implemented subtitles.

  • Extra: 60

  • This release features a dark cover and lacks extras, but includes insightful commentaries and a detailed making-of doc, highlighting the film's production and design, appealing to both casual and die-hard fans.

  • Movie: 70

  • 1973's 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' is a memorable horror marvel, blending eerie suspense with monster frights, thriving on its vintage charm and technical finesse, contrasting with Del Toro's ambitious yet emotionally distant remake that dazzles visually but falters in storytelling engagement.


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