Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Trailer

Guillermo del Toro’s “Scary Stories” Gets Frightening Trailer

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.

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About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.