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

Friday, December 14, 2018 | News


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.”


Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).