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What Scares Katie Holmes?

Katie Holmes Admits She's Afraid of the Dark

Originally posted 08/22/2011 09:15AM

Scared of things that go bump in the night – especially after starring in the new horror movie Don't Be Afraid of the DarkKatie Holmes admits she's, well, afraid of the dark.

"When I read this script, I was scared and I had to turn on all the lights in my house," the actress, 32, tells New York's Daily News. "I thought I heard noises. And I held my child [Suri] really close."

Particularly putting Holmes on edge, she says, are the furry creepy crawlers in the movie, which comes from the fertile imagination of Pan's Labyrinth filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro.

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Stalled Katie Holmes Horror Movie Comes Back to Life | Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes

Stalled Katie Holmes Horror Movie Comes Back to Life

Originally posted 02/14/2011 09:30AM

There's light at the end of the scary tunnel: A new studio has stepped in and set a release date for a horror thriller starring Katie Holmes that had been shelved last year when its original studio, Miramax, was sold by Disney.

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, directed by Pan's Labyrinth auteur Guillermo del Toro, will hit theaters Aug. 12 after the U.S. rights were picked up by FilmDistrict, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The movie stars Holmes and Guy Pearce – who played Edward VIII, the Duke of Windsor, in The King's Speech – as a couple who are renovating a 19th-century home that turns out to have strange creatures living in the basement. Holmes comes to the aid of Pearce's daughter, who discovers the demonic forces.

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