Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
Special Edition, Remastered Special Edition
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It's back! The classic TV MOW that continues to cast a spell almost 40 years after it was first broadcast; in a new remastered and enhanced edition. Sally (Kim Darby) and Alex Farnham's (Jim Hutton) marriage has a sinister wedge driven through it; when her occult "imaginings" threaten to derail his career after they inherit Sally's grandmother's house. Also starring William Demarest. Enhanced Content: Superfan commentary track from horror fans and pros Jeffrey Reddick, Steve Barton ("Uncle Creepy") and Sean Abley.
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The fact that I still wanted to see it again after all these years, speaks to what I thought of the movie. It was creepy and enjoyable then, and though not as good as I remember it to be, I still enjoyed it.
In this age of special effects, kids will probably be disappointed with the film, but I was pleased with it. I think that had I been seeing it for the first time, I would have really enjoyed it. But, I remembered more of the story that I thought I would, so it lost its shock value.
Of course, the story (if you don't know it) is that of a young couple that move to an big old inherited monster of a house. The woman (Kim Darby) wants her grandfather's old study for "her spot", but is rather upset the fireplace has been bricked up. And that the ash door is bolted shut. Their handyman/carpenter, William Demarest, was hired to do all that years ago by grandma, and urges Darby to leave it alone and this room too, but of course you know she doesn't, and unwittingly sets free some little creatures that want her for their very own.
I may have seen this when it was first aired, because in the days before cable and video and all that, one did what one had to, to catch the weird or scary stuff in TV. For a made-for-TV movie, it had quite an impact, and you can tell from the number of people that have reviewed it and remember it. Which is what kind of upsets me that it wasn't given a PROPER DVD release.
Still though, my old VCR is not working so well these days, and my big box USA VHS tape of this film is kind of collecting dust, so it is nice to have this on DVD, even if only a DVD-r with no extras. The 3 is for the quality, the movie itself would be a 4 out of 5.