Scary Stories to tell in the Dark is based on the short story book series of the same name by Alvin Schwartz. Co-produced and co-written by Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.
The official synopsis of the film states, “It’s 1968 in 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 home.”
Scary Stories to tell in the Dark is slated for an August 9 release.