Terrifying Trailer: “Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark”

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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.

From the dark imaginations of Academy Award®-winner Guillermo del Toro and acclaimed director André Øvredal, based on the iconic book series, comes Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark — in theaters this summer.

I used to check these books out from the library in elementary more than a child of that age should. These stories haunted me. I can remember the black inked, almost spiderweb-like illustrations. The one story that has always stuck with me is the woman with a green ribbon tied around her neck. I won’t spoil the story for you just in case this one is tackled in the film itself. From the trailer, the visual transformation from page to screen is astounding, as if the original art is jumping out of the book and grabbing you by the throat. My heart was beating watching, almost in a PTSD fashion. You can absolutely count on great filmmaking and storytelling from both Guillermo del Toro and André Øvredal. This is a nightmarish dream team. Check out the latest trailer below.

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