Do ghosts and ghouls fascinate you? If yes, then you’re in for a treat. If you loved listening to horror stories as a kid, then you might have read or heard of the announcement that a film adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is in the works. The novel which the film will be based on is a three-part series written by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell. The book is heavily inspired by folklore and urban legends so you can expect to encounter scarecrows and ghouls when you read it. Who would have thought that there exists a horror story book with nightmarish graphics for children?!
If you’re one of the brave souls who can’t get enough of Schwartz’s terrifying stories, then you shouldn’t miss out on the new official trailer which CBS Films just released a few hours ago. The video is embedded in the article below.
In a preview in New York City, del Toro and Øvredal showed the audience a few of the film’s snippets. They also announced that instead of making it a series like the books, they decided to compress it into one single movie.
According to them, the film will contain around four to five stories from the novel. The duo also revealed that the movie will be rated PG-13 as the film was really meant for young audiences.
The film is said to take place in 1960s America and it tells the story of a group of children who stumbled upon a magic book. This magic book writes on itself based on the reader’s fears.
Now, we won’t keep you waiting any longer. Below is the trailer to the anticipated children’s horror film. Make sure to Grab your popcorn and turn off (or on?) the lights before you click that play button.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will come to cinemas in August 2019.
Are you brave enough to watch the film when it comes in August? Let us know what you think of the trailer by commenting below!