Early reviews suggested that the movies stayed pretty faithful to the books and it is scary enough to make you sleep with the lights night.
There is one group of people who feel a chill run down their spine just by the mention of 'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark'. The collection of short stories written by Alvin Schwartz paired with ghoulish illustrations by Stephen Gammell, seared themselves into the imaginations of many a young mind over the years. The stories were stuffed with decapitated limbs and rotting corpses, they pushed the boundaries of children’s fiction and made their readers think they’d come across something truly forbidden. The movie is directed by André Øvredal, who has maintained a loving and faithful adaptation, even if it gets lost in its attempt to wrap the whole thing up in a neat metaphor.
Hey Google how do I sleep with all the lights on in the house?#ScaryStoriesToTellInTheDark— Andrenn is a Skeleton (@Andrenn) 11 August 2019
More importantly, the movie currently sits at an impressive 81% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it is not only the critics that are praising the movies. Audiences appear to be sufficiently spooked going by the reactions online and some even said that it is the best horror movie they have seen yet this year. While some Twitter users said that they had to sleep in their parents’ bed after seeing the film, while others struggled to shrug off the terrors to get a good night’s sleep.
#ScaryStoriesToTellInTheDark is proof that a horror movie doesn't need to be rated R to be terrifying. I'm going to be having nightmares about the pale lady for WEEKS.— Garrett Stanczak 💙🦁 (@g_stanczak) 20 August 2019
The movie is produced by Guillermo del Toro and the plot follows a group of children in 1968 who finds a book in Mill Valley’s famously creepy mansion. From the moment of their discovery, the terrifying tales within start to become a reality around them. One particular horror story seems to have left a deep impact on the audience seems to be 'The Dream'. It features a ghoulish pale lady who has a haunting complexion with long, black hair, she torments a girl in her dreams and it is only a matter of time until she shows up in real life.
The books are loved and adored worldwide with Schwartz’s writing gluing young, unsuspecting readers to the pages. Some stories even ended with jump scare which is a terrific feat through words. The film stars a young cast that includes of Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, and Dean Norris.