"Directed by Andre Ovredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Trollhunter) from a screenplay written by Daniel Hageman & Kevin Hageman and Guillermo del Toro, and based on the popular book trilogy written by Alvin Schwartz’s and illustrated by Stephen Gammell, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, and Natalie Ganzhorn.
The new Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie is produced by Sean Daniel, Elizabeth Grave, Guillermo del Toro, Jason F. Brown, and J. Miles Dale."
Synopsis: "Inspired by one of the most terrifying children’s book series of all time, SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town."
CBS Films and Lionsgate Entertainment have given a release date of August 19th and are saying "This Sunday will be Scary!", so possibly a first look at a trailer during the Super Bowl.
"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."
It's been rated PG-13 for "terror/violence, disturbing images, thematic elements, language including racial epithets, and brief sexual references." I was pulling for an R rating, but PG-13 won't put me off. It's just looking like scary fun to me now. I'll be seeing it on the cheap anyway, so if it's not good, I won't be out much.
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