Four TV Spots for André Øvredal's 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark'

February 3, 2019
Source: YouTube

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Trailer

"Based on the iconic book series…" CBS Films has debuted four scary 15-second TV spots during the Super Bowl for the latest horror offering from Guillermo del Toro, an adaptation of the beloved book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. We expect the full trailer to drop soon but for now this is a start. The film is actually directed by Norwegian filmmaker André Øvredal (Trollhunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe), and it's produced by and co-written by del Toro. The horror anthology features various frightening stories based on the books, most featuring younger kids. With a cast including Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Zajur, Gabriel Rush, Kathleen Pollard, and Gil Bellows. This is a chilling first look, and I'm surprised they debuted this creepy footage during the game - but the teaser was "this Sunday will be scary."

First four TV spots (+ poster) for André Øvredal's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, from YouTube:

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Poster

Turn out the lights and prepare for terror… the Jangly Man is coming for you. A group of kids face their fears in order to save their town. From the dark imagination of Guillermo del Toro, based on the iconic book series, your first look at Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, in theaters this summer. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is directed by Norwegian filmmaker André Øvredal, director of the films Future Murder, Trollhunter, and The Autopsy of Jane Doe previously. The screenplay is written by Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman, with revisions by John August, Guillermo del Toro, Marcus Dunstan, and Patrick Melton. Based on Alvin Schwartz's book series of the same name. It's produced by Guillermo del Toro, Jason F. Brown, J. Miles Dale, Sean Daniel, and Elizabeth Grave. CBS Films will release Øvredal's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark in theaters everywhere starting August 9th, 2019 later this summer. First impression? Who's down?

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Autopsy is one of my favorite horrors in recent years. Cant wait for this.

Jon Odishaw on Feb 3, 2019


I remember as kid in elementary school buying these books at the school book fairs. The shame is the covers were more scary than the actual stories inside. I was actually hoping they would do this "goosebumps" style and throw it up on amazon prime or netflix as multiple episodes. But the movie looks promising so far.

Oblique on Feb 3, 2019


No matter how childish these might look, there's Guillermo del Torro to save it. At least as a producer ...

shiboleth on Feb 4, 2019


These look pretty creepy....I don't remember if I read the book or not...

THE_RAW_ on Feb 4, 2019


This needs a melting clown face poster. Badly.

DAVIDPD on Feb 4, 2019


Looks good, dig the poster. I really liked Trollhunter, and Autopsy is in my Netflix queue (along with about a hundred other titles I'll probably never get to). I think I read one of these books when I was younger. If it's the one I'm thinking of, I enjoyed it back then.

grimjob on Feb 4, 2019

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