Troy Nixey on Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: Special “Goodnight Hurricane Irene” Podcast

Bailee Madison in DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK

Bailee Madison in DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK

Guillermo del Toro says that, as a kid, he harbored great affection for the TV-movie version of DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, enough so that he and his friends used to creep each other out merely by whispering the name, “Salllllleeeee.” The years have passed and audiences have (maybe) become more sophisticated, but the new version of the film, co-written and co-produced by del Toro and directed by comics artist Troy Nixey in his feature film debut, clearly demonstrates that there’s still room in the hearts of horror fans for a flick that worms its way into your brain with evocative atmosphere, and a story that has a young girl (Bailee Madison) ignored by her father and his girlfriend (Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes) and beset by little creatures who just plain want her.

Because of Hurrican Irene, we’re forsaking the usual production values to bring you my interview with Nixey as fast (and easily) as possible. Click on the player to hear the chat.

About the Author

Dan Persons

DAN PERSONS is a New York-based writer who first got bit by the Cinefantastique bug when he encountered the 1979 double issue devoted to the sci-fi classic FORBIDDEN PLANET. He contributed for many years to the magazine, first as a correspondent, then as an editor.

2 Responses to “ Troy Nixey on Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: Special “Goodnight Hurricane Irene” Podcast ”

  1. This is a bit weird, as in why didn’t you tell us you had interviewed the director of DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK!

  2. This is a bit weird, as in why didn’t you tell us you had interviewed the director of DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK!

    Frankly, I rushed the thing out so quickly I barely remember having done it.