Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Reviews

August 29, 2020
An impressive little thriller, full of uniquely unnerving notions, and a surefire bit of amusement for those flustered by monsters under the bed.
January 29, 2012
Certainly inspirational and occasionally haunting, with great effects, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is also a bit overlong and padded.
September 16, 2011
The husband's hostility seems to encourage disaster, and the depiction of the couple's relationship offers something of a preview of what Stanley Kubrick would do with Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall in the early part of 'The Shining.'
August 23, 2011
If you were a child and saw it for the first time on television some four decades ago, it might have seemed pretty scary.
June 29, 2011
September 27, 2009
Sticks to the familiar but he does it in such a way that it's still extremely creepy, a little bit campy and, at times, quite a lot of fun.
September 10, 2009
That ending would have been enough to send little ones to bed with nightmares for weeks!