Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
An all-new trailer for the film adaption of the classic book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has been launched upon our nightmares. Set in 1968, kids from a small town find a book of scary stories in a supposed haunted house. The stories become all too real as kids start to go missing and strange things start happening in the town. You can check out the newest trailer below…if you dare!
I think everyone who grew up in the ’80s-’90s remembers this book series. Well, or the terrifying images inside. I remember seeing them all the time at book fairs (are those still a thing?). Pretty sure I had at least one of the books in the series, and yes, they were very scary. Especially for someone as easily frightened as me.
Acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Pacific Rim) is producing the film with André Øvredal (Troll Hunter) directing. You can feel Del Toro’s fingerprints on the film, especially with the creature designs. The film looks, from the trailer, to pay good homage to how actually scary some of the stories in the books were. There look to be some genuinely frightening moments in the film!
Deadline has a full breakdown of the film: “Let’s set the scene, based on the book series by Alvin Schwartz: It’s 1968 in America, and change is blowing in the wind. But seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time—stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying home.”
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is set to premiere August 9, 2019. What did you think of the newest trailer? Do you remember reading the books? Let us know your thoughts in the comments