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Year: 2019
Original Title: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Length: 107 minutes
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Suspense
Studios: CBS Films
Distributor: eOne Films
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: August 23 2019

United States: August 09 2019


Ranking: 2,272 out of 16,400 movies (up 1667)


6.1 by 13 users

6.0 by Movie'n'co

6.3 by 5 media


'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' takes place in 1968 as the Vietnam war echoes on television screens all over the United States. In a small town, three teenage best friends - aspiring horror writer Stella (Zoe Margaret Colette, 'Annie', 'Wildlife'), the nerdy Auggie (Gabriel Rush, 'Moonrise Kingdom', 'No Letting Go') and the arrogant Chuck (Austin Zajur, 'Countdown', 'Kidding') are going head to head with their neighbourhood bullies through some well-constructed pranks. When caught in the act, the three friends flee to a drive-through theatre owned by the mysterious Ramón (Michael Garza, 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay', 'Timeless'). Ramón joins the three friends in their investigation of a local haunted house, where Stella finds a book once owned by the wealthy and troubled Sarah Bellows (Kathleen Pollard, 'The Strain' 'The Handmaid's Tale'), whose ghost gets her revenge on humanity by writing horror stories that come to life and hunt their readers. When the book begins writing its own stories in blood, the friends must confront their fears if they wish to escape with their lives and their sanity. 'Scary stories to Tell in the Dark' is directed by André Øvredal ('Trollhunter', 'The Autopsy of Jane Doe') and co-produced by Guillermo del Toro ('The Shape of Water', 'Pan's Labyrinth').


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Guillermo del Toro, who has written part of the script, has confirmed that 'Scary storys to tell in the dark' was his favorite book when he was younger. This film is based on a book with the same tittle written by Alvin Schwartz and ilustrated by Stephen Gammell.