What’s more terrifying than a monster to a teenager? A giant red spot, a blemish that may be more than it appears, that’s what’s revealed on the new poster for Acadamy Award-winner Guillermo del Toro‘s adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
It’s 1968 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 home.
Written by Guillermo del Toro, Dan Hageman, and Kevin Hageman, the film stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, and Natalie Ganzhorn.
Guillermo del Toro produces alongside Sean Daniel, Jason F. Brown, J. Miles Dale, and Elizabeth Grave.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark opens in theaters everywhere on August 9, 2019, from CBS Films and Lionsgate.