Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

COMING SOON TO CINEMAS26 September 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Guillermo del Toro co-produces this horror based on the children's book series of the same name. From the director of Trollhunter and The Autopsy of Jane Doe.

A girl living in a small-town mansion turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time. But her stories end up becoming all too real for a group of outcast teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying home.

2019Rating: R16, Violence & horror111 minsUSA
Horror
90%
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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If you're not in the mood for messages or social commentary, however, "Scary Stories" is still fertile enough with its accessible gross-outs and giggle shocks to serviceably add to a legacy of kid-centric mainstream mayhem Del Toro clearly loves.

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Time Out

Time Out

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There's a sincere fondness for the power of imagination, one that makes the film more than a nostalgia-delivery device. If only it were scarier.

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Vulture

Vulture

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There is absolutely nothing original in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which just goes to show that you don't need originality to be effective.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Terrifyingly mediocre.

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Variety

Variety

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The emotions of the stories have been lost. We could be watching the standard ghoulish CGI effects that take place in any horror movie of the week.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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If Alvin Schwartz's popular "Scary Stories" children's books condensed folklore into an accessible anthology form, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark," an agreeable bit of fan service, performs a similar gateway function for movies.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

If you're not in the mood for messages or social commentary, however, "Scary Stories" is still fertile enough with its accessible gross-outs and giggle shocks to serviceably add to a legacy of kid-centric mainstream mayhem Del Toro clearly loves.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

There's a sincere fondness for the power of imagination, one that makes the film more than a nostalgia-delivery device. If only it were scarier.

0
Vulture

Vulture

press

There is absolutely nothing original in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which just goes to show that you don't need originality to be effective.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Terrifyingly mediocre.

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Variety

Variety

press

The emotions of the stories have been lost. We could be watching the standard ghoulish CGI effects that take place in any horror movie of the week.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

If Alvin Schwartz's popular "Scary Stories" children's books condensed folklore into an accessible anthology form, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark," an agreeable bit of fan service, performs a similar gateway function for movies.

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