Curiosity of ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’


Is not it, scary stories, spooky tales, horror movies etc?

Are parents more embarrassed or the teachers? Finally what do they talk mostly in parents meeting? Is not it, scary stories, spooky tales, horror movies etc?

Here comes the horror flick ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ badly enthralled not just children but teens and or rather the young people. What curiosity is it after all? Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a 2019 horror film directed by André Øvredal, derived from children’s book series of the same name by Alvin Schwartz. The screenplay was adapted by Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman, from a screen story by producer Guillermo del Toro, as well as Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. The film, an international co-production of the United States and Canada, stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, and Lorraine Toussaint.

In 2013, CBS Films acquired the rights to the book series from 1212 Entertainment[5] with the intent of producing it as a feature film. By January 2016 it was announced that del Toro would develop and potentially direct the project for CBS Films. Øvredal was later to set to direct the film, with del Toro, Daniel, Brown, and Grave being among the producers.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was first released in August 9, 2019, by Lionsgate.The film received generally positive reviews from critics and grossed a worldwide total of $95 million against a production budget of around $28 million.

As sailing on the books, the film adopts a period setting, taking place in the weeks leading up to Nixon’s election held in 1968. The spectre of the Vietnam war hangs over the bad proceedings, adding interesting atmospheric texture but little narrative detail. The film’s teen protagonists, meanwhile, are chaste children’s book heroes, but the terrifying, based on illustrator Stephen Gammell’s drawings, has a gruesome quality that feels too full-on for youngsters. A red pimple is infested with spiders, a human toe floats to the top of a vomit-like stew, and a lumpy, pale woman who smiles and shuffles ominously down a hospital corridor is truly terrifying.

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