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“SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK” movie sets date, releases early photo

Friday, December 14, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A film version of the classic horror-story books with Guillermo del Toro and THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE’s Andre Øvredal behind it? We can’t wait, and now we know when it’s opening and have received the first pic.

CBS Films and Lionsgate have revealed that SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK will hit theaters August 9, 2019, and released the photo seen below of producer del Toro, who also scripted with Daniel Hageman and Kevin Hageman, star Zoe Coletti and director Øvredal. The cast also includes Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn and creature performers Javier Botet ([REC], MAMA, CRIMSON PEAK) and Mark Steger (STRANGER THINGS). The synopsis: “Inspired by one of the most terrifying children’s book series of all time [by Alvin Schwartz], SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town.”

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Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.