Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a 2019 horror film directed by André Øvredal.

Official trailers

CBS Films on Monday, August 05, 2019 released the trailer:
SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK - Season of the Witch Trailer featuring Lana Del Rey.

Story intro

In 1968, three teenage friends in the small town of Mill Valley, Pennsylvania - Stella, an amateur author obsessed with the horror genre, Auggie, and Chuck - play a prank on bully Tommy Milner on Halloween night. When Tommy and his gang chase them in retaliation, the trio flees to a drive-in movie theater showing Night of the Living Dead, where a drifter named Ramón hides them in his car. Later, they invite Ramón to explore a local "haunted house" which once belonged to the wealthy Bellows family, who helped found Mill Valley. Inside, they find a secret room and a book of horror stories written by Sarah Bellows. Having followed the group, Tommy locks them inside the room along with Ruth, Chuck's sister and Tommy's sometime girlfriend. They escape after being released by an unseen presence, and discover that Tommy had wrecked Ramón's vehicle. Stella offers asylum, and she takes Sarah's book home with her. After housing Ramón, Stella reads the book of scary stories and discovers that a new story, entitled "Harold," has been freshly written in Sarah's book; the main character is "Tommy". In reality, an inebriated Tommy is stalked by a sentient Scarecrow - Harold. Tommy attempts to fight it, but the Scarecrow stabs him with a pitchfork, causing Tommy to call for his mother. However, he begins to produce and vomit hay from his body, incapacitating him while he violently begins to transform. The following day, Tommy is reported missing. Unsettled, Stella and Ramón investigate and find a scarecrow wearing Tommy's clothes. Though Stella is convinced that Tommy has been turned into a scarecrow, the others are skeptical, and Ramón is hesitant to go to the police as he fears they will suspect him due to his race and his previous altercation with Tommy.


Michael Garza
Ramón Morales
Gabriel Rush
Auggie Hilderbrandt
Austin Zajur
Chuck Steinberg
Natalie Ganzhorn
Ruth Steinberg
Austin Abrams
Tommy Milner
Dean Norris
Roy Nicholls
Gil Bellows
Chief Turner
Lorraine Toussaint
Lou Lou
Deborah Pollitt
Mrs. Steinberg
Marie Ward
Mrs. Hilderbrandt
Victoria Fodor
Mrs. Milner
Javier Botet
Big Toe Corpse
Kyle Labine
Deputy Hobbs
Kathleen Pollard
Sarah Bellows
Karen Glave
Claire Baptiste
Troy James
Jangly Man
Mark Steger
Harold the Scarecrow / Pale Lady
Ajanae Stephenson
Lou Lou (8 yrs)
Matt Smith
Mr. Steinberg
Will Carr
Ephraim Bellows
Jane Moffat
Delanie Bellows
Hume Baugh
Deodat Bellows
Amanda Smith
Gertrude Bellows
Andrew Jackson
Jangly Man (voice)
Brandon Knox
Harold Bellows
Elias Edraki
Dr. Ephraim Bellows (voice)
Zoe Margaret Colletti
Stella Nicholls
Will Corno
David Tompa
Stephanie Belding
Reception Nurse
Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll
Drive-in Manager
Alex Spencer
Orderly #1
Daniel Gravelle
Letterman #1
Colton Gobbo
Letterman #2


The film Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was scheduled to be released on August 9, 2019 (United States), on August 23, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on October 31, 2019 (Germany) by Lionsgate, Lions Gate Entertainment, CBS Films, Batrax Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, ACME, Bontonfilm, CJ CGV Viet Nam, Diamond Films, Eagle Films, Entertainment One, Feelgood Entertainment, Kino Swiat, MM2 Entertainment, Metropolitan Filmexport, Multi Media Distribution, Notorious Pictures, Paradise, Pioneer Films, Shaw Organisation, United King Films, Universal Pictures International (UPI), WW Entertainment, Film & TV House, Filmarti, GEM Entertainment, NOS Audiovisuais, Sierra / Affinity and eOne Films Spain.

The duration of the film is 108 minutes. With a budget of $25 - 28 million, the film grossed over $94.9 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark got high rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Wikipedia: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (film)

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