The Autopsy of Jane Doe's André Øvredal to Helm Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - Dread Central
Connect with us


The Autopsy of Jane Doe’s André Øvredal to Helm Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark



Huge news from CBS Films has come in as it’s been reported by Deadline that André Øvredal, who brought us The Autopsy of Jane Doe, has taken over directing duties of CBS Films’ Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which was originally going to be done by Guillermo del Toro. Production kicks off next summer, and the film will follow a small group of teenagers who investigate a series of strange and horrific murders in their tiny town.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is being written by The Lego Movie‘s Kevin and Dan Hageman, who are basing the film on the series of books written by Alvin Schwartz. What made these books and their stories so iconic wasn’t the playful, almost simplistic air about them but instead the horrific artwork of Stephen Gammell. The macabre illustrations were so gruesome that it led to the books being banned from school libraries for a while, although that has since been lifted.

Del Toro has stepped down as director and will instead be producing alongside Sean Daniel, Jason Brown, and Elizabeth Grave. No release date has been locked down for what may very well be one of the most anticipated horror films for many people.

Who still has the Schwartz and Gammell version of these books on their shelves? I’m looking at mine right now!



Recent Comments


Join the Box of Dread Mailing List


Copyright © 2017 Dread Central Media LLC