Guillermo Del Toro’s latest project is based on the exceedingly popular book series. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was written by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Each of the three books contained multiple short stories perfect to scare your socks off…
Del Toro shared the poster to his own Twitter account on February 2, 2019, without a caption.
The first look at the poster for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is definitely frightening.
Del Toro is widely known for his penchant for all things horror.
Fans of Del Toro will likely find out how scary his adaptation is during today’s Super Bowl.
The studio behind the project also shared the poster, with the caption: “This Sunday Will Be Scary.”
The just-released poster featured the familiar scarecrow from the books: Harold.
Harold is an evil scarecrow made out of old sacks stuffed with straw by two cow farmers named Thomas and Alfred.
They named him after another farmer they both hated and treated the doll meanly for fun.
One day, Thomas and Alfred hear the scarecrow grunt.
Then it begins to grow and grow, until it comes to life, walks out of the hut in front of Thomas and Alfred, climbs on the roof and starts stomping around on it.
How Del Toro adapts Harold’s story and the rest of the collection remains to be seen.
Del Toro penned the script of the film alongside Dan and Kevin Hageman, Marcus Dunstan, and Patrick Melton
André Øvredal, whose previously petrifying credits include The Autopsy of Jane Doe in 2016 is set to direct.
So far the only plot details known are that the movie will follow a group of teenagers who try to solve the sudden deaths in their small town.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is out in US cinemas on August 9, 2019.
According to IMDB, the cast includes:
Zoe Margaret Colletti (Annie, Wildlife) as Stella Nicholls
Michael Garza (Wayward Pines, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1) as Ramón Morales.
Gabriel Rush (Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel) as Auggie Hilderbrand.
Canadian actress Kathleen Pollard as Sarah Bellows.
Lorraine Toussaint (Into the Badlands), Javier Botet (The Conjuring 2), Gil Bellows (Patriot) and Austin Zajur are also on the list in unnamed roles.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is out in cinemas on August 9, 2019.