The official trailer for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is here.
On Monday, Lionsgate released the latest trailer for the film. The movie is based on the three-book series by author Alvin Schwartz, with illustrations by Stephen Gammell. The books were released in 1981, 1984 and 1991 respectively, and for many kids growing up in the 1980s and ’90s, they were a gateway to the horror genre.
The movie’s synopsis 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.”
The film is directed by André Øvredal (TrollHunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe) and is produced by Guillermo del Toro, who was initially brought on to direct the project.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is scheduled to be released on Aug. 9, 2019.