‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Trailer: Guillermo Del Toro Produces Nightmare Fuel

Check out the unsettling trailer released for upcoming horror film Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

Based on the children’s book series of the same name by Alvin Schwartz, the film is set in a small town in ’68 USA and follows the terrifying happenings surrounding a book written by a young girl with horrible secrets.

This thing looks pretty damn creepy, and there’s some pretty solid talent on board that bodes well. On board as producer and co-writer is Guillermo Del Toro, with direction coming from André Øvredal (Trollhunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe). Yeah, we’re keen.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, starring Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Abrams, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn, and Dean Norris, will be hitting the US on August 9. The film’s Australian release date is pending.

CBS Films’ official synopsis for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark:

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.

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.

Universal Pictures International


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