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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - SPECIAL EDITION

Sally and Alex are young marrieds who inherit a crumbling mansion and a horde of hideous, whispering, murdering mini-demons! Now REMASTERED and with added SPECIAL FEATURES!


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Genre:   Cult
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Director:   John Newland
Cast:   Kim Darby, Jim Hutton, Barbara Anderson, William Demarest, Pedro Armendariz, Jr.
Theatrical Release Date:   10/10/1973
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Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - SPECIAL EDITION
 
4.5

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (20)
  • Original (14)
  • Engaging characters (7)
  • Great cinematography (7)
  • High production value (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At home (16)
    • Adult viewers (5)
    • Perfect gift (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Movie buff (19), Avid moviegoer (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Movie!

    Another awesome transfer by WB. The picture is brighter and the colors are much more vibrant than the previous release. I'm curious though - If WB was going to take the time to remaster...Read complete review

    Another awesome transfer by WB. The picture is brighter and the colors are much more vibrant than the previous release. I'm curious though - If WB was going to take the time to remaster this movie like they have, why didn't they just transfer it to blu-ray? I think it would make an excellent blu-ray transfer. I noticed from the git-go that the title of the movie as well as the credits looked sharper in contrast. For some reason this movie reminds me of a Quin-Martin production. I guess its just that early 70s style. In all, this is a great transfer and I'm glad I upgraded. By the way, if you like this movie, i would highly recommend going to the theater to see the new DBAOTD that is playing now. The story is somewhat changed, but the story is much more elaborate and its filled with nail-biting suspense!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    How stupid

    I vaguely remember this movie as a kid, and what a faulty memory I must have had! This was terrible! Not scary at all! Mostly they exposed the demons way too early and...Read complete review

    I vaguely remember this movie as a kid, and what a faulty memory I must have had! This was terrible! Not scary at all! Mostly they exposed the demons way too early and they looked like bad Muppets. No suspense and bad acting. Obviously scary TV in the 70s had a certain lacking, except for Trilogy of Terror. I can't believe I paid for this.

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    5.0

    Love this movie

    By Bets

    from Michigan

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Original

    Cons

    • Very Awful Commentary

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - SPECIAL EDITION:

    This is the worst movie commentary I have ever heard. They claimed to love this film but all they did was criticize and make fun of it. It was extremely unprofessional and very offensive.

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    5.0

    Great remastering job!

    By TxJames

    from San Marcos Tx.

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    Pros

    • Campy
    • Scary

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyone

      Comments about Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - SPECIAL EDITION:

      This is a great remaster of a TV movie classic. It looks and sounds better than it ever has. The commentary track was a hoot. Park your family on the couch and grab a bowl of popcorn.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery couldn't have been faster and it arrived in perfect condition,

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      5.0

      Awesome TV Movie

      By Chilly

      from Upstate NY

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      Pros

      • Creepy Creatures
      • Engaging Characters
      • Great Cinematography
      • Perfect House

      Cons

      • No Commentary From Actors
      • Wish it was longer

      Best Uses

      • Adult Viewers
      • At Home
      • In The Car
      • Perfect Gift
      • Watch with no lights on

      Comments about Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - SPECIAL EDITION:

      I remember watching this as a kid. I couldn't sleep for weeks. I always wanted to see it again and WB made it possible. Thank you WB. This is the best TV Movie ever. I've watched it 5 times as of now.

       
      5.0

      Great Spooky Classic

      By Horror - Sci-Fi Movie Fan

      from Michigan

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      Pros

      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • Great color clarity
      • High Production Value

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • At Home
      • Great collectors item

      Comments about Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - SPECIAL EDITION:

      Of course it was scarier when I was a kid, but I never forgot this story and it was one I liked the best. The re-make reminded me of it, so I was more than excited to find it on your website. It just HAD to become part of my collection, then to compliment it, I purchased the re-make. Excellent job on the remaster, it is a beautiful peice and one I will treasure with the rest of my collection!!

       
      4.0

      Still scary after all these years

      By John J. Q.

      from Virginia Beach, VA

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      Pros

      • Creepy
      • Entertaining

      Cons

      • No extras

      Best Uses

        Comments about Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - SPECIAL EDITION:

        I haven't yet seen the remake of this movie, but I'm sure it doesn't have the atmosphere the original did. Because this was a "made-for-TV" movie, the writers/director had to rely on story and character development rather than gore and shock. Right after I originally saw this movie (first run - I'm old), we moved into a home with a fireplace. For almost a year I refused to be in that room alone - LOL! Great movie, wish there were more extras on the DVD though (ie: deleted scenes, making of, etc.).

         
        4.0

        Great fun!

        By suzieq123

        from memphis, tn

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        Pros

        • Entertaining
        • Original

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - SPECIAL EDITION:

            My sister and I watched as kids, and really enjoyed watching again as adults. It was fun to see what we remembered! "Sally... (whispering)..." Fun!

             
            5.0

            Remastered with terrific commentary

            By Shino

            from New Jersey

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            Pros

            • Entertaining
            • High Production Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Younger Viewers

              Comments about Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - SPECIAL EDITION:

              The 70's had a terrific output of imaginative Thriller/Horror/SciFi TV movies, this being a memorable entry, with Trilogy of Terror, Bad Ronald and many others. The remaster is substantially upgraded from the previous version--in fact it's up there with any DVD transfer I've ever seen. And as an added bonus, the remaster features a very amusing commentary between a couple of enthusiasts--banter might be a better description, but very funny nevertheless.

               
              5.0

              Still scares me as an adult!

              By EtdMe

              from Fresno, Ca

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              Pros

              • Entertaining
              • Original

              Cons

              • No real special features

              Best Uses

              • At Home
              • Perfect Gift

              Comments about Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - SPECIAL EDITION:

              The picture quality is glorious, but other than audio commentary there are no real special features. This movie still scares the hell out of me!

               
              4.0

              Scared My Husband!

              By buster

              from Lake Forest, CA

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              Pros

              • Entertaining
              • Original

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adult Viewers
                • At Home

                Comments about Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - SPECIAL EDITION:

                Good quality remaster. Scared my husband. The movie has a good creep factor. I would not advise that children see it.

                 
                4.0

                It brought back good memories

                By akc

                from Texas

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                Pros

                • Original

                Cons

                • Typical 70's Movie

                Best Uses

                • At Home

                Comments about Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - SPECIAL EDITION:

                This was a made for TV Movie that terrified me when I was a kid. I never knew the name of the movie but the story stuck with me. When I found it I had to get it so I could see if it was what I remembered. It was. Not really scary to an adult but was fun to watch again.

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