This Friday sees the release of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the film adaptation based on the works of Stephen Gammell and Alvin Schwartz. It’s been a long time coming and the final product looks like the team behind the movie have painstakingly brought to life one of the most controversial kids’ books in recent history.
Today, we’re here to bring you an exclusive video that goes behind-the-scenes of the film. In it, the cast and crew explain what makes the film so special and, more important, terrifying. Our review will be going live in just a couple of days, so keep your eyes peeled – but your toes intact – for that!
“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.“
Produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by André Øvredal, 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.
The film comes out August 9.