Here’s the first trailer for the big screen adaptation of the popular series of children’s books from the 1980s, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The books were notoriously dark and featured gruesome illustrations from Stephen Gammell, causing no shortage of controversy at the time. The movie doesn’t seem to directly conjure up that art style (to be honest, it looks a bit generic) but it is directed by André Øvredal (Trollhunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe) and produced by Guillermo del Toro so that’s a reason to have faith I suppose. Mostly it comes across as another horror movie looking to cash in on the success of Stranger Things and It, but if you read the books, there are some familiar nightmares here. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark hits theatres on Aug. 9th; check out the trailer below and see what you think.