New SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK Featurette Talks Bringing Books’ Illustrations to Life

We’re just a few days away from seeing the Guillermo del Toro-produced adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which is set to hit US theaters on Friday (August 9th). Before you see the film, check out the video below; del Toro talks about bringing the book series’ iconic artwork (created by the brilliant Stephen Gammell) to life.

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.

Related Article: Trailer: Before You See SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, Check Out SCARY STORIES Documentary

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is directed by André Øvredal; the film stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, and Natalie Ganzhorn.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is based on the book series by Alvin Schwartz.

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