Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a 2019 supernatural horror feature film directed by André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe; Troll Hunter) and co-produced by Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water; Crimson Peak; Cronos; et al).
The latter co-wrote the screenplay with Kevin Hageman, Dan Hageman, Patrick Melton, and Marcus Dunstan (The Collector; Piranha 3DD). The movie is based on the book series of the same name, written by Alvin Schwartz.
The movie stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Kathleen Pollard, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur and Natalie Ganzhorn.
Collider has reported that that Harold the human scarecrow and the girl who has spiders crawl out of her face are among the elements from Schwartz’s books that will in the film adaptation.
“It’s l968 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 tome.
Sean Daniel (The Mummy), Elizabeth Grave, and J. Miles Dale are also producing the film, which is being co-produced and co-financed by CBS Films (Winchester) and eOne.
Lionsgate is releasing Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark on August 9, 2019.
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