Poster For Guillermo Del Toro's SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK; Trailer Coming on Sunday
The first poster for producer Guillermo del Toro’s feature film adaptation of the classic horror book anthology series Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is here. The poster features the creepy and iconic “Harold The Scarecrow,” which is about a scarecrow the comes to life and terrorizes a couple of farmers. It’s actually pretty terrifying.
The movie is being directed by André Øvredal, who is best known for making The Autopsy of Jane Doe and Trollhunters.
The trilogy of books that the film is based on was written by Alvin Schwartz. My brothers and I grew up on those books, and we loved them! Those creepy-ass illustrations were awesome! As you can see, this poster captures the style of those illustrations and eerily brings it to life.
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 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."
I can’t wait to watch this movie. Stay tuned because the first trailer will be released on Sunday!