Based on the children’s book series with the same name written by Alvin Schwartz, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is directed by André Øvredal starring Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, and Lorraine Toussaint. The story is a thriller horror with four monsters; the Toe Monster (Javier Botet), Jangly Man (Troy James and voiced by Andrew Jackson), the Pale Lady and Harold the Scarecrow (Mark Steger). Other cast members include Austin Zajur, Marie Ward, Stephanie Belding, Kathleen Pollard and many more.
A young girl Sarah Bellows turns her hell of a tortured life into a series of scary stories which turn terribly real for a group of teens who wanted an adventurous stroll into the haunted house of Sarah Bellows and in turn stumbled upon her spooky book. Stella Nichols played by Zoe Colletti believes “if we repeat stories often enough, they become real and they make us who we are”. When her friends and she find the spooky book, they realize that the names in the story coincide with the names of the people around them and as they keep reading the stories, the names of people that appear in the story go missing and the monsters in the story become alive.
With a running time of 108 minutes, the film obtained a 7/10 IMDb rating, 79% on Rotten Tomatoes and 8/10 from IGN Entertainment. The anticipated box office collection for day 1 and day 2 is $14 million and $19 million respectively. It is being released alongside Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the Kitchen, Brian Banks and the Art of Racing in the Rain.
So if you want to get your spook on this weekend, we suggest you buy a ticket to your nearest cinema and get a good scare out of the movie with friends and family.
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