Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Master storyteller Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) is set to appear at San Diego Comic-Con with André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe) to discuss their upcoming adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

According to Deadline, the producer and director will team up to give audiences a peek at how they went about adapting Alvin Scwartz’s classic story collections into a feature film including how they drew upon Stephen Gammell’s illustrations to create the film’s visuals.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was first published on October 14, 1981 and was followed by two more volumes in subsequent years.

Screenwriters Dan and Kevin Hageman (Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia) along with del Toro, crafted a script based on a story by Marcus Dunstan (The Collector) and Patrick Melton (The Collection) that takes audiences to the small town of Mill Valley.

It’s 1968, and while much of the country is in turmoil, this little town has its own problems to deal with, namely the Bellows family and their eerie mansion that looms over the village.

Once upon a time, a girl named Sarah translated the horrific events of her life into a series of scary stories. Those tales have now been unearthed and a group of teenagers will unwittingly set the terror inside them free.

Lionsgate and CBS Films will release the film on August 9, 2019, and no doubt these two incredible storytellers will have plenty to say at SDCC!

Check out the trailer for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark below!