Don't Be Afraid of the Dark: Review

The new Guillermo Del Toro-produced Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is a richly atmospheric, old-school horror thriller that is more mischievously wicked than outright frightful. Based on a 1973 made-for-tv movie, the story revolves around a young girl (with amazing performance from Bailee Madison) sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend in an old gothic mansion. Before you know it, little creatures who feed on children's teeth (!) emerge from the nethers to cause havoc. It's suspenseful and consistently entertaining.