Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

(2019)

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.... More

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.Hide

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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. Full Review

  • 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. Full Review

  • 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. Full Review

  • 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. Full Review

  • 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. Full Review