Learn About the Hungry Homonculi in Two New Clips from Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Troy Nixey's upcoming film Don't Be Afraid of the Dark shares elements in common with producer Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth -- the little girl heroine, the gothic old mansion, a world of fantastical creatures with sinister secrets -- but its supernatural antagonists are tinier, scarier, and way more desperate for you to come "play" with them. Find out more about the goblin-like "homunculi" that live in the basement in two new clips from the upcoming horror-fantasy.

In the film, a young girl named Sally (Bailee Madison) comes to live with her distracted architect father (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend (Katie Holmes) in Blackwood Manor, a historic mansion with a dark history and mysterious, seemingly friendly fairy-like creatures in the basement who whisper to Sally, desperate to be set free.

Sally learns her lesson, but it's too late. Luckily, she discovers a use for that old One-Step...

Long live the Polaroid!

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark opens nationwide on August 26.