The story of the book revolves around the children who find a book belonging to Sarah and soon realizing that the stories read by the readers of horrifying instances make nightmares come true.
An upcoming horror movie, 'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark' is coming soon to give us nightmares. The plot is taken up from the passion of Guillermo del Toro, a man who spent his entire career working, pondering and doing research for horrors and monsters in everyday life. Here is everything we know about the upcoming movie that might leave fans haunted for life.
The story is adapted from a popular horror series of books of the same name and has been turned into a film by del Toro, Marcus Dunstan, and Patrick Melton. The screenplay is managed by Kevin and Dan Hageman, and del Toro took the initiative of picking André Øvredal of ‘Trollhunter’ and ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe’ to make the movie.
The official synopsis of the movie reads, “It’s 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind…but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time—stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying home.”
Those who are into spine-chilling and spooky stories would be happy to know that 'Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark' is a series of books written by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Steven Gammell that was launched in 1984 and has three entries. The series turned out to be a huge success and went on to sell more than seven million copies worldwide and also set a benchmark for those who were budding horror fines ensuring a perpetual devotion to the new kind of genre back in those times.
She leaned over the bed and whispered, "This is an evil place. Flee while you can."— Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (@ScaryStoriesMov) February 4, 2019
From the dark imagination of Guillermo del Toro, based on the iconic book series, your first look at Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - in theaters this summer. #ScaryStories pic.twitter.com/NywkMMOwxA
The story of the book revolves around the children who find a book belonging to Sarah and soon realizing that the stories read by the readers of horrifying instances make nightmares come true. The film somehow shares the similarity of plot or genre with 'Goosebumps'. According to Ovredal, “It is a cohesive, two-hour feature with one story, where everything is weaved together to be part of that story”. Guillermo del Toro also chipped in, saying, “It has a throwback, wholesome feeling but it’s also scary. It’s a ride, but there is a safety bar in it”.
The cast of the movie is full of versatile and talented actors including, Zoe Colletti, of ‘Annie’ and ‘Wildlife’ fame, Gabriel Rush, of ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel‘, Michael Garza, of ‘Wayward Pines’ fame, Austin Abrams of ‘The Americans’, Dean Norris from ‘Breaking Bad‘, Gil Bellows of ‘Patriot’, Lorraine Toussaint of ‘Into the Badlands’, Austin Zajur of ‘Fist Fight’, and Natalie Ganzhorn of ‘Wet Bum’.
As director André Øvredal lauds of the new cast acquisitions, “Lorraine, Gil and Dean are exceptionally talented actors who also happen to be game for all of the creepy madness that this film entails. We are thrilled to have them aboard our macabre little train.” As André remarked of the cast in a statement, “We spent months searching for and assembling the perfect group of actors to help us realize the most terrifying adaptation that we could conceive.”
I start development on a film based on a favorite book of youth: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! pic.twitter.com/yu31FkCz4K— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) January 14, 2016
The movie is set to release on August 9, 2019, and fans can now see the first trailer of 'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark' here: