Do you dig reading movie scripts? Well, today we have producer Guillermo del Toro and director André Øvredal’s teen fright flick, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
The screenplay was adapted by Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman, from a story by Del Toro based on author Alvin Schwartz cult-classic children’s book series.
Read it HERE.
Here’s the winning synopsis if you need it: 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.
The film stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, and Lorraine Toussaint.
PG-13 for terror/violence, disturbing images, brief sexual references, thematic elements, language, and racial epithets, the film sports a 78% approval 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.