‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Trailer: The Traumatizing Kids Books Come to Life

/Film | 3/28/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the book filled tales of terror that traumatized children for years, leaps off the page and onto the big screen this summer. Executive producer Guillermo del Toro and director André Øvredal hope to scare the **** out of kids of all ages with their film adaptation, which takes several of the iconic tales from the books and inserts them into an overarching narrative. Watch the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark trailer below.

I’m emotionally invested in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Growing up, those books were incredibly important to me, and helped nurture the horror fan that I am today. The stories themselves were creepy, but what really sealed the deal were the nightmarish illustrations by Stephen Gammell. Gammell’s weird, drippy art is so essential to the Scary Stories package that it’s hard to picture a film adaptation of the books working. Sure, it might be able to capture the spooky spirit of the stories, but can any live-action movie adequately recreate that art? I doubt it.

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Still, there’s a lot about the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark adaptation to get excited about. Guillermo del Toro co-wrote the screen story, and serves...
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