Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Trailer

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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.

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  • Newtman98

    These books absolutely fucked me up when i was in elementary school.

  • You don’t watch the trailer Sean…the trailer watches you.

  • Skewed_View

    I hope this means we’ll get new printings of the books with the original artwork.

  • Oso Jugo

    Me too. It must have been my first encounter with horror fiction because I remember being traumatized by The Hook. In my little child mind I thought, “there is no way this sort of thing can happen in the same world I’m living in. No way.”