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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark


Aug 26, 2011

Latest Home Video

Jan 02, 2012

MPAA Rating



Troy Nixey


Katie Holmes
Guy Pearce
Bailee Madison


2011 FilmDistrict / Miramax Films

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.


In this horror flick, a young girl (Bailee Madison) finds herself prey to mysterious creatures of the dark after she comes to live with her dad and his girlfriend (Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes).

Content Details

Why Is Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark Rated R?

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is rated R for violence and terror.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent portrayals of non-graphic violence.

- Brief portrayals of graphic violence.

- Depictions of stabbing and fighting (little blood, some detail).

- Several frightening and disturbing scenes.

- Occasional gory images.

- Frequent use of nightmarish imagery.


- Infrequent use of mild cursing and profanity.

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Youngster Bailee Madison can also be seen as a Amish child placed in the care of her non-religious aunt in Saving Sarah Cain. Guy Pearce plays a man who puts passion before duty in The King’s Speech. And Katie Holmes stars as a rebellious First Daughter.

Canadian Movie Ratings

14A Frightening Scenes.
AB 14A Violence, Frightening Scenes.
MB 14A Not Recommended For Children, Frightening Scenes.
ON 14A Frightening Scenes, Graphic Violence.
QC Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark...

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark releases to home video on January 3, 2011.

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