'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark' Trailer: This Is An Evil Place

By: Todd Betzold

A scary movie from Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro? Yes, it's happening and it looks like it's going to be a scary one this summer. The first Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark trailer has been released and these spooky short stories are going to have you not wanting to leave the movie theater!

This new movie is based on the series of short stories by Alvin Schwartz. The movie takes place in 1968 and it revolves around a young girl who has some horrible secrets. She lives in a mansion on the edge of town and it just so happens that a group of teenagers stumble upon the mansion. This is when the craziness starts!

The screenplay comes from Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman (Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu) and it directed by André Øvredal (TrollhunterThe Autopsy of Jane Doe). Guillermo del Toro is given a "story by" credit and also serves as a producer. Check out the official synopsis here:

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.

The Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark cast includes Zoe Colletti, Michael GarzaGabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows,Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, and Natalie Ganzhorn.



Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark opens in theaters on August 9th.


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