Academy Award-winner Guillermo del Toro has a knack for creating beautifully unique characters that nightmares are literally made of. His vision is pristine, and his creativity unmatched. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark appears only to strengthen his undeniable resume.
Directed by André Øvredal and based on the book series by Alvin Schwartz, the film’s debut trailer has just been released and perfectly teases the film’s central premise while giving us a wealth of unusual and visually stunning characters to fascinate over.
Set in Mill Valley, Illinois, 1968, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark sees a group of teenagers come upon a book of horribly gruesome stories when they venture into a mansion that begs for no visitors. As the events in the book begin to come true, everyone starts to wonder if the stories are a correlation to the real-life events happening around them.
The film, and all the nightmares it is sure to generate, scares its way into theaters August 9.