Freaky Horror Movie Fashion Inspired by “Don't Be Afraid of the Dark”

Fashion takes a page from freaky thrillers like this weekend's "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark."

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Guillermo Del Toro's remake of the cult-classic "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" features newcomer Bailee Madison as a young girl who inadvertently releases ancient monsters into her father's old mansion. Interestingly, fashion also seems to take a page from the idea of a spooky thriller.
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Shot almost entirely in the confines of the old house, "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" orients the viewer in a series of dark passageways, rickety staricases and spooky old attics.
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Surely among the creepiest were Vivienne Westwood's models, who emerged wearing pale white foundation smudged with black paint.
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Another Vivienne Westwood ensemble that we wouldn't want to encounter in a dark alley.
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Thierry Mugler's NIcola Formichetti explored truly frightening fashion for fall with male models bedecked in full skeleton makeup.
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For the ladies, Formichetti added spikes of blonde hair to either side of the head to create the illusion of devil-like horns.
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Holmes seems to sport a billowing khaki trench--a favorite among many horror movie stars--through most of the film's trailer. This long silk version from Jean Paul Gaultier would make a dramatic, mysterious upgrade.
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Gruesome grannies make frequent horror movie cameos, but they also made an appearance on Jean Paul Gaultier's runway, complete with gray beehives.
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Another mysterious look from Chanel's fall 2011.
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By styling models with thin strips of lace over their eyes, Karl Lagerfeld transformed classic tweed suits into slightly sinister ensembles.
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Another chilling look from Lanvin's fall 2011 runway.
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Alber Elbaz was clearly binging on horror flicks when he designed fall 2011, which was rife with villainous black gloves and eerie black caps.
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Of course, the most villainous ensemble was on the Christian Dior catwalk, where this black-caped confection made its debut.
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