SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK movie review is here. Released today, the movie is based on the children’s book series of the same name by Alvin Schwartz. Directed by André Øvredal, The screenplay was adapted by Dan and Kevin Hageman, from a screen story by producer Guillermo del Toro, Patrick Melton, and Marcus Dunstan. The film stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, and Lorraine Toussaint. Does it provide the scares?. Let’s find out in the movie review of SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK
Immediate reaction when the end credits roll
Man.. that was scary!!.
The Story of SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK
It’s 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 time—stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying tome.
Movie review SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK
A decapitated head rolls down a chimney, then starts shouting and singing. A spider bite on a cheek keeps growing and growing and growing, booo.. its creepy, ghoulish fun ride. If you are not comfortable with horrors.. beware!! and those who love it don,t read further and jump to the nearest theatre. SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK is an awesome gruesome delight that keeps the lovers of the genre hooked with goose bumps following one after another. There is nothing ground breaking, you don,t have to read the book before watching this and it lack layers like the movie US but it’s a tribute to those golden era where ghoulish creepiness was a key ingredient for scares. This amalgamation of spooky stories featuring kids and an assortment of ghoulish gets the stamp of Guillermo Del Toro – the Mexican genius who won the Oscar for PAN’S LABYRINTH (best director) and THE SHAPE OF WATER (best picture). Director André Øvredal the man behind the incredible TROLLHUNTERS ensures that the enthusiasts of horror and those who have read the book are not disappointed at all. The makeup, prosthetic, lighting, sound and the atmosphere (artwork by Stephen Gammell) is chilling throughout. This movie in particular can proudly claim itself to be a true blue wholesome horror –the middle age of today has grown up watching those and the one which inspired the Indian priest of horrors – Ramsay Brothers.
SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK – the title says it all.. its scary really really scary and ghoulish fun.