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9th August
written by Adam

When Stella, Chuck, Augie, and Ramón (Zoe Margaret Colletti, Austin Zajur, Gabriel Rush, and Michael Garza) break into the old Bellows mansion on Halloween night the gang get more than they bargained for when they accidentally raise the malevolent spirit of Sarah Bellows (Kathleen Pollard). Now unleashing stories untold and written in blood, tempering these flames of rage will take teamwork and fast thinking….before it’s too late. Directed by André Øvredal, Produced by Guillermo del Toro and based around the stories and artwork of Alvin Schwartz’s now classic compendium of horror titled Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, this faithful and heartfelt interpretation and incorporation of the source material delivers the chills and thrills with the perfect balance of creepshow and comedy all told in semi-vingnette style. With top notch art direction, dizzying cinematography, polished acting, and a loving score all based around the traditional arrangement of the Hearse Song, this is a perfect release to herald Halloween’s early arrival currently haunting grocery stores everywhere, it’s just around the corner but who’s counting? Of note for the parents, the gore factor here is low, but the scares are real, and some language pushes the PG-13 envelope, keep the young ones at home. For the rest, you’re about to fall in love with horror all over again, here’s your gateway, don’t mind the pitchforks on the way in…..Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is rated PG-13.

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