Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a 2019 horror film directed by André Øvredal.
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.
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.
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.
Official website: scarystoriestotellinthedark.com
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