I share Guillermo’s memories of that 1973 TV movie, and have been haunted by it ever since.

I am very excited about this.

Director promises ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ remake has classic edge

Guillermo del Toro has monsters on the brain.

So many, in fact, that the Mexican-born director of such creature-filled fantasies as the Oscar-winning “Pan’s Labyrinth” and the “Hellboy” franchise is often compelled to empty his mind by sketching their portraits in one of his always-handy leather-bound journals.

But few supernatural beings have gripped his imagination quite as powerfully as those that frightened him when he was an impressionable 9-year-old: the vicious goblins that threaten actress Kim Darby in the 1973 TV movie “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.”