Since it’s teaser during the Super Bowl back in February, new and longtime fans alike of the beloved book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark have been eagerly awaiting a full length trailer. Now that it’s here, we finally get a look at the adaption’s storyline as well as the creatures that will be featured. Such as a pale, ghostly women, a tall creature seeking it’s missing big toe, insects hiding underneath a girl’s cheek and my personal favorite Harold the murderous scarecrow.

Written by Guillermo del Toro and directed by André Øvredal, the new trailer shows a group of curious teens sneaking into a decrepit mansion. Very Scooby gang. In the mansion they discover a book that once belonged to someone named Sarah Bellows. With this discovery, something happens that makes the horrifying stories in the book come to life. Not only are they coming to life, but they are coming after said teens and everyone else in the small town of Mill Valley. 

As someone who devoured these books in middle school, I’ll admit I never expected to see a movie made about them. After seeing this trailer I’m filled with nostalgia, giddy with excitement and white knuckled with anticipation. August can’t come soon enough. Check out the trailer below!

The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It’s in a mansion that young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories. These terrifying tales soon have a way of becoming all too real for a group of unsuspecting teens who stumble upon Sarah’s spooky home.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will be debuting in theaters August 9th!

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Fallon Marie Gannon

A bona fide earthling who finds some comfort in books, movies and coffee. Lots of coffee. Has several regrettable tattoos and her knowledge of horror movies is probably better than yours but she won't hold it against you; it's proof that she has way too much free time. Currently in limbo but manages to occasionally crawl out of it long enough to write for Geek Girl Authority.
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