|Where is my maid? This lab is a mess!|
|If no one looks through the window, then the basement does not exist. Huh?|
Okay, seriously, I was joking about the teeth goblins, but about a third of the way through we get a glimpse of them, and lo and behold...goblins or gremlins. I'm not clear on the difference. But they are nasty little buggers.
|It's all gnome to me.|
|See! Nice fairy. Nice fairy.|
Love the kid. She's awesome. Plays it just right. Dad's way too slow to catch on. And at least stepmom seems to get it. But why would dad be cautious with pissed off evil fairies (I still say they're gremlins) that sliced and diced the gardener? After Sally (the kid) gets attacked for the umpteenth time, they finally go to make a break for it and guess what??? Power's cut. No getting away from the dark now. Only thing that can fight the gremlins/fairies/whatever...you guessed it, light. Oh look light fights darkness. How original.
|If only we had more batteries!|
Overall: Not the most original storyline, but Bailee Madison as the little girl is fabulous, Katie Holmes as the stepmom surprisingly doesn't make me want to rip my hair out, and the ending, fantastico! A one-time watch when nothing else is on.
Have you seen Don't Be Afraid of the Dark? What do you think about Katie Holmes in the post-Dawson's Creek, post-Tom Cruise era? And what the heck is the difference between gremlins, goblins, and gnomes???