Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Release Date: August 9th, 2019

PG-13 |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

Its 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind...but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended timestories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarahs terrifying home.

Cast: Dean Norris , Javier Botet , Austin Abrams , Gil Bellows , Zoe Margaret Colletti , Austin Zajur , Michael Garza , Natalie Ganzhorn

Director: André Øvredal

Genres: Horror

Production Co: 1212 Entertainment,CBS Films,Double Dare You (DDY),Entertainment One (USA),Sean Daniel Company

Distributors: Lionsgate

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is drenched with symbolism and layered with ideas about lost innocence and the power of stories — and the power of creating something that resonates with an audience for years and years. I suspect this movie will do exactly that. show more

  • 50
    Keith UhlichThe Hollywood Reporter

    All of these beasties are "scary." Though they'd be much more so if they felt less like franchisable IP and more like fervent expressions of the ills of the eras on which the film aims to comment. show more

  • 60
    Brian LowryCNN

    A sort of welcome throwback, a horror movie cleverly designed to be more spooky than truly grisly. That leaves it, however, in a bit of a no-man's land, as this PG-13-rated film is still too scary for the tweens that might be drawn to the challenge and not jarring enough for older horror buffs accustomed to far worse. show more

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