I’ve been going through a lot of horror movies recently – proper horror, not the teen wolf/vampire nonsence – and I’ve come to the conclusion that there isn’t much changed since I was a kid in the 70s and 80s except the technology to make people scared. That’s not necessarily as bad as it sounds since it means that the fun part of horror has been kept alive in the dark corners of the big screen and DBAOTF, with it’s funny wee monsters and strange, H P Lovecraft feel, is quite enjoyable in an old fashioned way.
The script is that of the small screen and Guillermo Del Toro is integrated into the fabric of the sets with incredibly detailed emblems of the natural world plastered and carved all over the place with each scene very well done.
So a bit of fun with quite a few scares, not great parts by Guy and Katie but really well played by Bailee.
DVD Extras: Didn’t feel like there was much time given to the DVD extras. A few interviews and some dotted ‘how it was done’ bits but not much to make me think I needed to get the DVD and couldn’t have just watched this on TV.
Watch if on TV?
Snog, Marry, Avoid?