Exclusive: Guillermo del Toro and Katie Holmes Talk DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, Karaoke, Doug Liman’s GO, Comic-Con, and PACIFIC RIM

     July 7, 2011

Guillermo del Toro and Katie Holmes DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK slice

Opening in late August is director Troy Nixey’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.  Based on the 1973 telefilm, the remake was written by Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins and “the story follows Sally (Bailee Madison), a young girl who moves to Rhode Island to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend (Katie Holmes) in the 19th Century mansion they are restoring.  While exploring the house, Sally starts to hear voices coming from creatures in the basement whose hidden agenda is to claim her as one of their own.”  Here’s the trailer.  In addition, I saw the movie at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival and thought it was really well done and it’s definitely recommended.

The day after the premiere I got to sit down with del Toro and Holmes.  While I was going to hold the interview until closer to release, with both revealing they’ll be at this year’s Comic-Con, I figure it’s better to post it now.  During the interview we talked about making the film, how there are no cheap scares, and what’s the secret to making the characters stay in the house in a believable way.  In addition, we talked about Comic-Con, Doug Liman’s Go, Pacific Rim and karaoke.  Hit the jump to watch.

Guillermo del Toro and Katie Holmes

  • What’s their karaoke song
  • 1:00 – What’s their favorite movies in this genre
  • 2:30 – LAFF talk
  • 3:00 – How do you make the characters stay in the house in a believable way
  • 3:50 – How there are no cheap scares in the film
  • 4:25 – Deleted scenes talk
  • 5:30 – Will they both be at Comic-Con and are they screening the film there
  • 6:00 – How did they decide where to reveal the creatures
  • 7:30 – We talk about Doug Liman’s Go
  • 9:00 – Pacific Rim talk


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