SDCC 2010: Exclusive Interview with DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK Director Troy Nixey


Following the Miramax panel in Hall H at Comic-Con, I had the opportunity to sit down for an exclusive interview with director Troy Nixey of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. If you’re interested in learning more about the film (which looks terrific by the way) and/or just finding out just who Troy Nixey is, you’ll love this interview as he recounts the improbable series of events that led to Guillermo del Toro co-writing and producing his debut feature (not too shabby).

For more info on the film itself, check out Matt’s coverage of the panel. The film is based on the 1973 made-for-television horror film of the same name which, during the panel, Del Toro claimed was “for a time, one of the scariest movies I’d ever seen.” Hit the jump for bulleted highlights as well as a full transcript.


Comic-Con Live-Blog: The Joss Whedon Experience


Welcome, dear readers, to our live-blog of Joss Whedon’s first Comic-Con panel of 2010 without the albatross of J.J. Abrams around his neck. I kid! I just only barely know what Whedon actually said at yesterday’s Hall H panel with Abrams, so I’m just gonna pretend that this is all exciting and new, and not repeated information.

Follow along after the break…

3:00 p.m. Pacific. Leaving aside the “Avengers” and “Dr. Horrible” and “Dollhouse” stuff, I really hope to make this live-blog into a chronicle of audience members calling Joss “Josh.” I put the over/under at 2. Feel free to bet.

3:10 p.m. Joss’ Dark Horse editor wants to make sure we know to ask about “Buffy: Season 8.” Well, OK. A “Serenity” graphic novel is coming out this winter. Written by Joss and Zack Whedon…

3:12 p.m. Joss hits the stage. The vuvuzelas go crazy. And yes, I’m serious. Vuvuzelas.

3:12 p.m. “You might have heard about an intimate art film I’m shooting,” Whedon says, referencing “The Avengers.” He adds, .”I’ll be in enormous trouble if it’s not super-good,” he promises.

3:14 p.m. “‘Cabin in the Woods’… It’s never coming out,” Whedon jokes. He adds, “I have no idea what’s going on.” “Cabin in the Woods” is, of course, being held up by MGM uncertainty. “Luckily it is timeless and brilliant and will never become irrelevant.”

3:15 p.m. Joss Whedon talks much too quickly. He urges people to line up and pepper him with compliments.


Very interesting Joss Whedon panel (AHAHAHA Vuvuzelas!). I’ll admit, I have had some very adAmant and often heated arguments with Mr Whedon in my head over decisions made in various shows of his (Buffy in particular ) but I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

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