If you weren’t able to attend this year’s Comic-Con to get your first glimpse of Guillermo del Toro and Troy Nixey’s latest project Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark you’re in luck. The first teaser trailer for the film has been released (via MySpace) and it will scare you sh*tless. Prepare to be terrified from the comfort of your own home…

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark in HD

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Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is based on a 1973 made for TV movie about a girl who moves in with her dad and his girlfriend, only to discover that they’re sharing their home with some “devilish creatures.” The film stars Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, and Bailee Madison (the adorable young actress from Brothers) and will be hitting theaters on January 21, 2011.

This was the same trailer they showed the audience at Comic-Con along with another extended scene from the film. If you want to find out more about the movie and that footage check out our panel coverage that featured del Toro and Nixey. On a side note, if you had any reservations about the remake status of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, del Toro not only produced the film but he also co-wrote the screenplay with Matthew Robbins.

What do you think of the first teaser trailer for Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark? Are you scared?