Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark isn’t an anthology film like Creepshow, but rather integrates the spooky tales – taken from the ’80s children’s books by Alvin Schwartz – into the main narrative.
The stories haunt a group of teen outcasts after they discover the titular tome in a malevolent mansion, and are subsequently terrorised by their deepest fears. This is a horror flick for youngsters that are too old for Goosebumps but still too young for IT. The setting is 1968, but the scary-but-safe tone recalls the films of Joe Dante and Amblin from the ’80s. And with the visual flair and macabre mind of producer Guillermo del Toro behind it all, adult horror fans will find plenty to be impressed with here.
Release Date: February 12, 2020
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Starring: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush
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