Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 1h 47m
Writers Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) and Dan and Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie), present this creepy gateway into horror; perfect for younger genre enthusiasts.
Based on the series of short horror stories for children written by Alvin Schwartz, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is directed by Norwegian André Øvredal of chilling The Autopsy of Jane Doe fame.
It’s Halloween night and the year is 1968, a group of three teenagers from a small town in Pennsylvania decides to play a prank on a school bully at a local haunted house that once belonged to one of the founding families of the town. While exploring the house the group finds a secret room with an old book of scary stories from one of the previous residents.
The plot thickens when the book starts writing itself – now with them as the main characters and their worst fears as the villains.
A nostalgic adventure to get us in the Halloween spirit, with all the ingredients from our favourite childhood classics.