‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Super Bowl TV Spots: 4 Brief Clips of the Creatures

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Poster
Poster for ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ (Photo Credit: CBS Films and Lionsgate)

CBS Films and Lionsgate have released four super short clips from the upcoming horror film, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The four TV spots aired during the Super Bowl and introduced audiences to a member of the walking dead searching for his/her big toe. We also caught a glimpse of the Pale Lady, the Jangly Man, and a red bump that’s more than just a simple pimple.

The cast includes Michael Garza (Wayward Pines, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1), Austin Abrams (Brad’s Status, The Americans), Gabriel Rush (Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Austin Zajur (Fist Fight, Kidding), and Natalie Ganzhorn (Make it Pop, Wet Bum). Zoe Colletti (Rubicon), Dean Norris (Claws, The Big Bang Theory), Gil Bellows (Patriot), and Lorraine Toussaint (Into the Badlands, The Fosters) are also part of the ensemble of the big screen adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s work.

André Øvredal directed from a screenplay by Daniel Hageman, Kevin Hageman, and Guillermo del Toro. Sean Daniel, Jason F. Brown, J. Miles Dale, Elizabeth Grave, and Guillermo del Toro produced.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will open in theaters on August 9, 2019.

The Plot:

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.