Terrifying Trailer for Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Wants to Be Your Friend

There's something about the end of August and horror movies that just goes hand-in-hand. Maybe it's because after a long summer of popcorn and lemonade, the only way to prepare for the broken tree limbs and dead leaves of fall is to get the crap scared out of you all at once. As such, say hello to the full trailer for Don't Be Afraid of the Dark from producer Guillermo del Toro. Cover your eyes and click ahead for a jolt.

The teaser trailer for Dark was released last August, so you can tell how long this one has been sitting on the shelf. Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce and Suri Cruise Bailee Madison co-star, as do some horrible whispering monsters. Memo to young parents: don't move into a giant Gothic house and expect anything other than pure torment.

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark arrives in theaters on Aug. 26.