Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark Stays True To The Source In New Featurette

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Stays True to Source in New Featurette

Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark Stays True To The Source In New Featurette

A brand new featurette for CBS Films’ forthcoming film adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has arrived online, highlighting how the movie stays true to the iconic book series and its original illustrations. Featuring interviews by Academy Award winner Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) and director André Øvredal, you can check out the video below.

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.

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will also star Zoe Colletti (Annie), Austin Abrams (Brad’s Status, Tragedy Girls), Gabriel Rush (Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Michael Garza (Wayward Pines, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1), Austin Zajur (Fist Fight, Kidding), Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Gil Bellows (PatriotJett) and Lorraine Toussaint (Into The BadlandsSelmaOrange Is The New Black) and Natalie Ganzhorn (Make it Pop, Wet Bum).

Pick up the original novels here.

The movie is directed by André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane DoeTrollhunter) and is co-written by Daniel and Kevin Hageman along with Guillermo del Toro, who provided the screen story.

The Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book series was first published during the 1980s, written/adapted from folklore by Alvin Schwartz and gorily illustrated by Stephen Gammell. The film follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding the sudden and macabre deaths in their small town.

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will open on August 9.

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