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Movie Review: Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark
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Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark
Director: André Øvredal
Writer: Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman
Cast: Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint
Distributor: Lionsgate
Rated PG-13 | Minutes: 108
Release Date: August 9, 2019

As a kid, I thoroughly enjoyed Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark from author Alvin Schwartz and illustrator Stephen Gammell. The way that the creepy writing married with the bone-chilling imagery carved out my love for horror at a very young age. These pictures weren’t easy to look at, either. But as disturbing as they are, they were fascinating pieces of work. The way that the blacks and grays worked in unison against a white background evoked a wide range of emotions from fear to intrigue. And the same can be said for the writing, which was simple and yet did not skimp on any of the gory details. All of it just pulled you into a world that is both frightening and yet you want to visit.

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New ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Trailer Features Lana Del Rey’s “Season Of The Witch” Cover
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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

A new trailer has been released for the much-anticipated adaptation of Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell‘s hit Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books, which comes from director André Øvredal (Trollhunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe) and producer Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth).

The trailer, which can be found below, will be of interest to anyone excited about the movie, but especially to fans of Lana Del Rey as it features the musician’s cover of the 1966 Donovan song “Season of the Witch.”

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New “Jangly Man” Trailer Released For ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’
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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

CBS Films has released a new trailer for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the upcoming adaptation of author Alvin Schwartz and artist Stephen Gammell‘s classic horror books of the same name.

The trailer mainly focuses on one of the horrifying beings that the characters will encounter, which is known as the “Jangly Man.” Continue below for a synopsis and the new trailer, as well as a recently released featurette with director André Øvredal, producer Guillermo del Toro, and some of the cast talking about the movie, and some other goodies that have been released in recent weeks.

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Official Trailer For ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Movie Released
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Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

Back in March we saw a teaser trailer for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, an adaptation of the classic horror stories of the same name by writer Alvin Schwartz and artist Stephen Gammell. Now CBS Films has released an official trailer for the movie, which you can find below along with a synopsis.

The movie is directed by André Øvredal (Trollhunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe) and produced by Guillermo del Toro, who’s best known for directing recent Academy Award winner The Shape of Water as well as Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone, Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, Blade II, and the first two Hellboy movies.

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Watch Now: First Trailer For ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Movie
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Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark Movie

A teaser trailer for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, produced by Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth) and directed by André Øvredal (Trollhunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe), has been released online.

The movie is based on the ’80s and ’90s book series of the same name written by Alvin Schwartz, with artist Stephen Gammell creating nightmare inducing illustrations to accompany his words.

Click on over to the other side for a synopsis for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and to check out the first trailer along with a pair of recently released posters.

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‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Super Bowl Spot: Terrifying Kids Stories You Want To Experience With The Lights On
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Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

Alvin Schwartz‘s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark may have been presented as a collection of children’s horror stories that is rooted in folklore and urban legend, but it is the basis of why those same kids who read all three volumes are fans of the horror genre now. I remember reading at least one book when I was a kid, but I’d never thought they would be able to turn all of that into a film.

Now, CBS Films will be releasing an adaptation of the same name. In it, a group of young people attempt to solve a mystery that involves a series of spectacularly horrific deaths in their small hometown. Check out the first look at Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark here below.

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Netflix Developing Series Based On ‘The Witcher’
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Netflix has announced that they are developing The Witcher, a new series based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski‘s fantasy books and stories.

The stories were previously turned into the hit video game series of the same name by developer CD Projekt RED, consisting of 2007’s The Witcher, 2011’s The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings, and 2015’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

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‘The Mummy’ Franchise Being Rebooted With ‘Prometheus’ Writer Jon Spaihts
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The Mummy

Universal Pictures has gotten a hell of a lot of mileage out of The Mummy series over the years. The 1932 original film helped establish Boris Karloff as a major horror star and spawned five sequels, including 1955’s Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy. Then in 1999 the studio revived the property as a big-budget Raiders of the Lost Ark-style adventure with state-of-the-art visual effects and reaped huge rewards. The revitalized Mummy franchise made stars out of Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz and spawned two sequels of inferior quality, but still proved to be blockbusters for the studio, not to mention inspiring the Scorpion King spin-off series.

The last sequel, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, was released just four years ago, but now Universal is looking to reboot the franchise once again, and this time they’ve tapped Jon Spaihts to write the new movie.

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Lionsgate Options Rights To Make ‘Dead Island’ Movie
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Dead Island

Back in February it was announced that the new video game title from Techland and Deep Silver, Dead Island, would be turned into a movie before the game itself even hit store shelves. The news was later denied by Deep Silver, who said that many parties were interested in turning it into a movie, but no deals had been struck yet. One thing was for sure, however, and that is that the buzz was clearly not coming from the game itself (no gameplay footage had been released at that point) but from an incredible cinematic trailer that had been released a few days earlier and took the world by storm.

As it turns out, the man who was first reported to have acquired the rights to make a Dead Island movie, Sean Daniels and his Sean Daniel Company, is involved in the project along with Stefan Sonnefeld. But its Lionsgate who has stepped in to option the rights to develop the movie, putting all the pieces into place to get this bad boy moving forward.

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