“Do you wanna see a haunted house?” Few good things happen in a movie whenever a line like that is uttered, and that’s pretty much the case in this latest trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Check it out above.
Let’s set the scene, based on the book series by Alvin Schwartz: It’s 1968 in America, and 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.
Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur and Natalie Ganzhorn star in the film directed by André Øvredal from producer del Toro. Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman wrote the screenplay based on a story by del Toro and Patrick Melton & Marcus Dunstan. Sean Daniel, Jason F. Brown, J. Miles Dale and Elizabeth Grave also produce.
CBS Films, Lionsgate and eOne will release Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark in theaters on August 9. Until then, unpleasant dreams…
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