Guillermo Del Toro’s SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK Gets a Release Date

This may not be the best news for you if you were scarred for life after borrowing Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark from your elementary school library–seriously, why was it there in the first place?! But if you loved being scared out of your mind as you read about the hook-handed killer, that massive rat a couple adopted thinking it was a chihuahua, and other spooktacular characters, then you’ll be thrilled to hear more about the forthcoming film adaptation–which started filming on Monday:

Helmed by André Øvredal, who previously directed Trollhunter and The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will follow a group of teens as they seek to find the cause of a series of horrifying deaths. As was announced earlier, Guillermo del Toro is producing the movie and cowriting its screenplay. He and the crew will draw inspiration from all three books in the series.The announced cast list includes Austin Abrams of The Walking Dead, Wayward Pines’ Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush (a Wes Anderson favorite), Austin Zajur, and Natalie Ganzhorn. Zoe Colletti’s casting was previously publicized, so we’re looking at a squad of six teens. That’s only one fewer than IT, and with a higher percentage of girls, so thumbs up there. According to Øvredal, the cast will “help [us] realize the most terrifying adaptation that we could conceive.” This is something I’m not going to say no to.Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will be in theaters on August 9, 2019.Which stories are you hoping will pop up in the movie? Let us know in the comments!

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