‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Adaptation set to Feature Iconic Monster Designs

Right from his personal Twitter, producer Guillermo del Toro has confirmed that the creatures in the upcoming Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark adaptation will in fact look like the books’ legendary and eerie illustrations.

Alvin Schwartz, author of Scary Stories, created a memorable book trilogy together with illustrator Stephen Gammell.

The three-entry book series was published during the 1980’s and early 90’s and has maintained strong readership in the following decades. The upcoming film will follow a group of young teenagers who must investigate the sudden and horrifying deaths in their small town.

Set to be directed by André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Trollhunter), Scary Stories is co-written by Daniel and Kevin Hageman along with del Toro, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. Originally, del Torro (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth) was set to helm the film, but ultimately decided to serve only as a producer with Sean Daniel, Elizabeth Grave, Jason F. Brown and J. Miles Dale.

CBS Films will distribute the feature in the U.S. through Lionsgate while Entertainment One will distribute the project in Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Benelux, Spain, Austria and Switzerland.

The horror film is expected to release theatrically in 2019 with a specific date yet-to-be-determined.

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Mark McCurley
Staff Writer at Horror News Network
Since Mark was four years old he has always loved the horror genre, even when his mother would be a good parent and not let him watch such films. It was when he would sneak into the Horror section at the video store called Tommy K's that he would see all of the VHS covers of classics like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

During his time as a journalism major and news staff writer at Southern CT State University, he had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren before a seminar in 2009 at the Lyman Center on campus.
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