Did you happen to feel a tingle in your spine during the Super Bowl? Maybe you felt the hair on the back of your neck begin to rise while cheering for the Patriots or the Rams? Well, Guillermo del Toro is certainly to blame as the first trailers for his latest project, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, dropped during the Super Bowl.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a film adaptation of the terrifying stories of the same name written by Alvin Schwartz. Much like the style of the future film, the three trailers offer short vignettes into some of Schwartz’s nightmare fuel, such as “Red Spot,” “Pale Lady,” and “Jangly Man.” Harold the Scarecrow also makes an appearance in the first official movie poster for the film.
Del Toro has been working on the project publicly for the last three years, and the first images from the film haven’t disappointed thus far. His synopsis of the upcoming film is as follows:
It’s l968 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 tome.
For all of you brave souls out there, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is set to release on August 9, 2019 for your spooktacular viewing pleasure!