Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark Teasers Make Your Childhood Fears Real

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The first two short teasers for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark were revealed during Super Bowl LIII.

Based on Alvin Schwartz's iconic children's horror book series of the same name, the CBS Films production follows a group of teenagers as they investigate a rash of sudden deaths around their small town.

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Produced by horror icon Guillermo del Toro and directed by Trollhunter's André Øvredal, the film looks like it will perfectly in line with the books' creepy tone. The first quick teaser for the film shows off the Jangly Man, one of the book's most famous monsters.

The next trailer teases another one of the most famous stories in the series, "The Big Toe."

Since the series started in 1981, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and its two sequels, 1984's More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and 1991's Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones have been controversial classics for generations of young readers.

Another teaser highlighted an especially monstrous zit in an adaptation of the classic story "The Red Spot."

These short story collections drew heavily from folklore and were especially noteworthy for their haunting surreal illustrations from Stephen Gammell.

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The film will incorporate aspects of several stories from the book series, and the first poster for the film already revealed one of the series' more famous monsters, the homicidal scarecrow Harold.

Another teaser revealed a look at the Pale Lady, another one of the series' most iconic monsters.

Directed by André Øvredal from a script by by Guillermo del Toro, Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Javier Botet and Lorraine Toussaint, and is scheduled to be released on Aug. 9, 2019.

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