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You won't be afraid...
on 13 March 2014
A young girl is sent to live with her estranged father and his girlfriend at their new home.
The father, Alex has plans to spruce up the home with the help of his interior decorator girlfriend, Kim.
The previous owner of the home was a famous painter who mysteriously disappeared.
Alex's daughter, Sally, soon discovers the cause of the painter's disappearance.....
This is one of those films that has a famous Autuers name on some producing credit to give the movie that little bit more gravitas.
Del Toro stated that he wanted to make this as it was his favourite TV mini series of the seventies. And good grief is the film bad.
Like the re-make of 'The Haunting' the house is beautiful and so are the sets, but you come to see a horror movie to be scared, or be put under a little tension, not to see anorexic gremlins bully a little girl.
Pearce and Holmes have zero chemistry and the only reason this hasn't got one star is because, to my knowledge the first time that Mike and Jim Robinson from hit Aussie soap 'Neighbours' have been in the same room on the big screen.
otherwise, it's dull, don't let the Del Toro credit fool you.