YMMV / Don't be Afraid of the Dark

  • Crowning Moment of Funny: This Black Comedy moment:
    Kim: This was mine. My grandma gave it to me.
    Sally: My mom gave me to my dad.
  • Fan Nickname: Screamer, for the homunculus that pulls a jump scare on Sally under the covers of her bed.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: At the beginning of the film, Sally can be seen drawing a spiral... yeah...
  • Narm: The teaser trailer of the film featured over-the-top narration by one of the creatures. Instead of being scary, it ended up hilarious.
    • The creatures lapse into this quite a bit in the movie, mostly because they do not shut up ever. And sound kind of like Gollum from The Lord of the Rings.
      • And are small enough to punt across the room.
    • The second time the homunculi attempted to stab someone in the eye, and missed.
  • Rewatch Bonus: Watch the film again, and pay attention to the scene where the Homunculi attack Sally in the bath. The camera focuses on two homunculi, an elderly-looking one wrapping its arm around another, smaller homunculus. In other words, Blackwood and his son.
  • Ugly Cute: Well, of course the Homunculi are hideous, frightening, murderous creatures. But they're also very small and like to patter around. When they aren't screaming, they sort of resemble monkeys.
  • The Woobie: Sally. Her parents are divorced, her mother basically abandoned her, and it's implied that she has little to no friends. Then there's the whole matter of the homunculi trying to get her...
    • Kim as well. She is having a rough patch in her relationship with Alex, Sally hates her, and she initially is the only person in the house who seems to understand Sally. Then she gets her leg snapped and is captured by the homunculi, apparently doomed to live eternally as one of them.