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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

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A group of teens face their fears in order to save their lives.

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André Øvredal

Writers:

Dan Hageman (screenplay by), Kevin Hageman (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Zoe Margaret Colletti ... Stella Nicholls
Michael Garza ... Ramón Morales
Gabriel Rush ... Auggie Hilderbrandt
Dean Norris ... Roy Nicholls
Gil Bellows ... Chief Turner
Lorraine Toussaint ... Lou Lou
Austin Zajur ... Chuck Steinberg
Natalie Ganzhorn ... Ruth
Austin Abrams ... Tommy
Kathleen Pollard ... Sarah Bellows
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephanie Belding ... Reception Nurse
Hershel Blatt ... Geek
Javier Botet
Will Carr ... Ephraim Bellows
Will Corno Will Corno ... Mechanic
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Storyline

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 tome. Written by Anonymous

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Based on the iconic book series.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror/violence, disturbing images, thematic elements, language including racial epithets, and brief sexual references. | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,915,346, 11 August 2019

Gross USA:

$43,673,798

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,798,515
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The song that plays on the music box (and at several other points in the film) is actually "You May Be The Next", as stated by Lou Lou (Laurraine Toussaint). Both rhymes/songs start off with the same few lines though and is easily confused with "The Hearse Song". See more »

Goofs

In the mental hospital lobby/waiting area there are a pair of modern drinking fountains mounted on the wall. This model did not exist in the 1960s. See more »

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Version of Hatred (2015) See more »

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Adult Goosebumps with a PG-13 Rating
8 August 2019 | by Yee_ReviewsSee all my reviews

Good: The main story that is tying the 'scary stories' together is interesting and a fresh take as the 'scary stories' are short and filler needs to be made for a feature film. The direction from Øvredal is great finding the right amount of scares to be had with built suspense from the grisly production by Del Toro.

Bad: The cast is fine, nothing spectacular or atrocious, it is something you would expect from a horror film. Some lines are cheesy and laughable. The main story could have been shortened.

Overall: Although there is nothing innovating it is still a solid fresh straight-up(less jump scare, more imagery) horror of 2019 that can pass the time with entertainment and chills to be made.

3.5/5


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