Guillermo del Toro Confirms His SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK Film Will Use The Horrific Look of The Iconic Illustrations
One of the biggest things that I was hoping to see in this big screen adaptation of Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark was the horrific iconic illustrations created by Stephen Gammell being brought to life. If you are going to bring these stories to life, the look of that creepy-ass art has to come along with it.
A fan recently reached out to Guillermo del Toro on Twitter and asked him if they were going to try to preserve the look of of this these illustrations for the various creature designs in the film. Thankfully, del Toro gave an answer that will make fans happy:
Yes.— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) August 27, 2018
The movie is being directed by André Øvredal from a script that del Toro co-wrote. 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 film 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."
It was previously revealed that the film features several references to the memorable stories from the book series. A couple of the references mentioned include the human scarecrow from the story "Harold" and the story about a girl with a pimple on her face that ended up being the result of a spider laying eggs in her cheek, "The Red Spot."
Are you happy to learn that the art from the books will inspire the visuals of the film?