“Do you want to see a haunted house?” Best case scenario the answer to that is no, especially if the haunted house in question was the last place missing kids were seen alive. But Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark‘s characters live dangerously and answer yes to the haunted house question in the film’s official trailer. The trailer also features clips from other spooky tales best told in the dead of night (or in a darkened theater surrounded by other horror geeks).
Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro produced and wrote the screen story with Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, based on the series by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell. André Øvredal directed from a screenplay by Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman. Sean Daniel, Jason F. Brown, J. Miles Dale, and Elizabeth Grave also served as producers.
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 featured in the horror film.
CBS Films, Lionsgate, and eOne have set an August 9, 2019 theatrical release date.
The Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Plot:
“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.”