This morning we got word that The Autopsy of Jane Doe and Trollhunter director André Øvredal will be returning to helm Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 2. Screenwriters Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman will also be back to pen the sequel’s script from a story by Guillermo del Toro.
Plot details, as you might imagine, are being kept under wraps.
The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It’s in a mansion that young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories. These terrifying tales soon have a way of becoming all too real for a group of unsuspecting teens who stumble upon Sarah’s spooky home.
Rated PG-13 for terror/violence, disturbing images, thematic elements, language including racial epithets, and brief sexual references, it sports a 78% rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Like the bestselling series of books that inspired it, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark opens a creepy gateway into horror for younger genre enthusiasts.