Check out ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Superbowl Spot Compilation

by Mark McCurley

Between the quarters of the Patriots’ sixth Superbowl win were four teaser trailers for the upcoming horror feature Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark which is scheduled for release on August 9 this year.

Based on the popular book trilogy written by the late Alvin Schwartz, Scary Stories synopsis tells it is set in 1968 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.

Known for their iconic and terrifying illustrations, the three original entries in the book series were Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones.

From the teasers, stories that will definitely be adapted into the film are The Big Toe, The Dream and The Red Spot. An original entry is focused on “The Jangly Man,” a character that doesn’t come from any of the books’ stories and instead was written entirely for the film.

Directed by André Øvredal and written for the screen by Dan and Kevin Hageman, CBS Films has compiled the television spots on YouTube.

Check out the teasers below!

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