Creepy-Ass New Trailer For Guillermo del Toro’s SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK
“You don’t read the book. The book reads you.”
One of my most anticipated films this year is producer Guillermo del Toro’s feature film adaptation of the classic horror anthology book series, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. I’m so ready to watch this movie!
I grew up on these books. They scared the shit out of me and I’m hoping that this movie rekindles that same fear. One of the things that I’ve appreciated from what I’ve seen from the film so far is that it brings that creepy-ass art style and designs from the Alvin Schwartz books to life! The movie certainly looks like it’s going to traumatize kids!
The movie is being directed by André Øvredal, who is best known for making The Autopsy of Jane Doe and Trollhunters and this is a new synopsis that was released:
It’s 1968 in America. 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.
The cast of the film includes Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza (Wayward Pines), Austin Abrams (Brad’s Status), Gabriel Rush (Moonrise Kingdom), Austin Zajur (Brad’s Status), and Natalie Ganzhorn (Make it Pop).
The story follows a character named Stella (Colletti) who is "a young girl still haunted by her mother’s disappearance on Halloween night — an incident that she suspects her father knows more about than he lets on. Years later, Stella and her friends are involved in a Halloween prank gone wrong. But are they really at fault, or was it the work of a vengeful spirit — a female ghost who uses her scary stories to come after the teens when they begin to investigate the disappearance of several children?"
The story for the film is said to follow "a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town."
As we’ve seen in the previous promo art and videos the film features several references to the memorable stories from the book series.
The movie comes out in August 2019! Watch the new trailer and let us know if you think that this movie is going to deliver the terror!