Alvin Schwartz’s series of young adult horror novels, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, is getting its first feature film adaptation this summer. Produced by visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and directed by André Øvredal (Trollhunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe), look for the anthology flick to hit US theaters beginning August 9th.
Today, CBS Films and Lionsgate have released a poster for “The Red Spot” segment of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Best of all, we’ve been given the heads-up to expect more material from the film to drop this week, so check back often for updates!
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.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, and Natalie Ganzhorn.
What do you think of the poster for “The Red Spot” segment of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark? Are you excited to see the film this summer? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!