Bone-idle writes "Don’t let the poster fool you. Firstly, to my profound displeasure, this film is not based on the 90’s children’s television programme Are You Afraid of the Dark? Which is an automatic missed opportunity for some nostalgic goodwill from the audience. It is instead a remake of a 1973 TV movie of the same name. Secondly, despite his name being the prominent one plastered on the poster, this isnot a Guillermo Del Toro film. Here, he merely enjoys a co-writer / producer credit. And while there are various similarities to his other work, this ultimately comes across as a misguided cover version. Because, unfortunately, Don’t be Afraid of the Dark is a pretty bad film"