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

On Halloween 1968, in the town of Mill Valley, Pennsylvania, three teenage friends - Stella, Auggie, and Chuck - prank bully Tommy Milner. When Tommy and his gang chase them in retaliation, the trio flees to a drive-in movie theater, where a young 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 date. They escape after being released by an unseen presence, and Stella takes Sarah's book. Stella offers Ramón to stay at her house for the night after discovering Tommy has vandalized his car. In her bedroom, Stella discovers a new story, entitled "Harold", being written in Sarah's book. In reality, an inebriated Tommy is stalked by the titular Harold, his family's scarecrow, after it comes to life. The creature stabs him with a pitchfork, causing Tommy to vomit hay and undergo a violent transformation. The following day, Tommy is reported missing; Stella and Ramón investigate and find Harold dressed in Tommy's clothes. Though Stella is convinced that Tommy has been turned into a scarecrow, the others are skeptical. That night, a new story, "The Big Toe", appears with Auggie as the main character. The pair attempt to warn him about the monster in the narrative: a zombie searching for its missing toe, which is inside a stew that Auggie unwittingly eats. Auggie is attacked by the zombie and disappears after it drags him under his bed.


Michael Garza
Ramón Morales
Gabriel Rush
August "Auggie" Hilderbrandt
Austin Zajur
Charlie "Chuck" Steinberg
Natalie Ganzhorn
Ruth "Ruthie" Steinberg
Austin Abrams
Tommy Milner
Dean Norris
Roy Nicholls
Gil Bellows
Police Chief Turner
Lorraine Toussaint
Louise "Lou Lou" Baptiste
Zoe Margaret Colletti
Stella Nicholls (as Zoe Colletti)
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 and the Pale Lady
Ajanae Stephenson
Young Louise Baptiste
Matt Smith
Mr. Steinberg
Will Carr
Dr. Ephraim Bellows
Jane Moffat
Delanie Bellows
Hume Baugh
Deodat Bellows
Amanda Smith
Gertrude Bellows
Brandon Knox
Harold Bellows
Will Corno
David Tompa
Stephanie Belding
Reception Nurse
Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll
Drive-in Manager
Anna Fraser
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, 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, The Klockworx, United King Films, Universal Pictures International (UPI), WW Entertainment, Batrax Entertainment, Film & TV House, Filmarti, GEM Entertainment, NOS Audiovisuais and Sierra / Affinity.

The duration of the film is 108 minutes. With a budget of $25 - 28 million, the film grossed over $104.5 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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