First look: Katie Holmes' starring role in new horror flick

Friday August 6, 2010

She is more associated with comedies than she is scary movies, but Katie Holmes is branching out into the world of horror.

This week a trailer was released giving a sneak peek at Katie in her latest film, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark.

The 31-year-old star takes a lead role in the latest offering from Guillermo del Toro which tells the story of a young girl, called Sally, sent to live with her father – played by Guy Pearce – and his girlfriend (Katie).

They are living in a 19th century mansion on Rhode Island, where Sally discovers a secret basement and awakens a host of creatures who want to claim her as one of their own.

It is not the first time that Katie has appeared in a horror film; she also starred in the 1998 release, Disturbing Behaviour.

She recently finished work on a mini-series about the Kennedy family, in which she stars as first lady Jackie. The eight-part series charters the rise of John F Kennedy, from his presidential campaign through to his assassination.

Click here to see the trailer for Don't Be Afraid of the Dark.

Photo: ę Miramax

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