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It wouldn’t be the end of summer without a stream of mid-budget B-movies that are barely discernible from each other; so we shouldn’t be surprised to find Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark at the megaplex this weekend. It stars Katie Holmes as an innocent pretty lady dragged into a haunted house, alongside a little girl with an unsettling connection to the Paranormal.

Having covered that, it might be tempting to write off Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark without seeing it. But doing that wouldn’t just be unfair to the film, it’d be just as unfair to you – this is a film that follows all the tropes of Horror, but never feels very stiff as a result.

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