Co-invested by Starlight Culture, the new horror film Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, produced by Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water), unveiled its first poster. The film will be released on August 9th in North America.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, starring Zoe Colletti (Annie, Wildlife), is based on the children's book series of the same name by Alvin Schwartz. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark follows a group of teens who must solve the mystery surrounding a wave of spectacularly horrific deaths in their small town. The film is directed by Andre Ovredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe). Del Toro has written the script of the film with Kevin Hageman (Trolljegeren, The Lego Movie), Marcus Dunstan (Saw V/VI, 3DD Piranha), and John August (Dark Shadows, Corpse Bride)
“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”
The story will revolve around a girl. From the moment she finds a bizarre book full of horror stories, all kinds of strange things follow. At present, it is not clear whether the different stories in the book will have an impact on the main plot of the film, but the trailer is full of quite horrifying scenes, suggesting that although it’s based on a children's book series, it will be pretty scary and edgy for all the viewers. The film features a cast including Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Dean Norris, and Lorraine Toussaint.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is based on the horror trilogy that goes by the same name. The first book was published in 1981, containing 29 short horror stories. The following More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones were published in 1984 and 1991. This dark folklore series contains many horror stories circulated around the world as well as many terrifying illustrations, and was the most banned book in the US during the ’90s. Produced by Guillermo Del Toro, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will definitely be the first choice for horror fans during this summer.