By Adam B. Vary
Updated May 31, 2011 at 07:36 PM EDT

After sitting on the studio shelf thanks to Disney’s sale of Miramax, the haunted house spook-fest Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is finally heading to theaters this August, and the new full trailer gives us our first real idea of what the horror film has in store. Produced and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, it looks like a young married couple (Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce) move into a spooky-looking old mansion with a very spooky-looking old furnace, with some really spooky-sounding voices taking an unhealthy interest in the couple’s young daughter (Bailee Madison, Bridge to Terabithia). It reinforces the age-old rule behind the entire haunted house genre: Do not move into giant, cob-webby Victorian mansions. Just don’t. It will not end well. Get a nice mid-century modern instead, and then check out the trailer below:

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