I've gone over this horror film enough times to know that it will likely be a creepy sort of experience, but it will never be what it could be if Guillermo Del Toro were directing. Even so, Del Toro, like many other directors, is very much mainstream. "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" will get plenty of people interested in its horror premise, and they will probably be scared. It will never reach the heights it could have if it had been made with a more subtle and eerie approach. In any case, why the hell aren't these characters wising up and running away. Why do they buy houses that used to belong to dead people?