‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Sequel Gets A Greenlight

A lot of us grew up reading Alvin Schwartz’ Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark book series. We were a little skeptical about the film adaptation at first, but you know what? We wound up loving it (read our review here)! The film was a critical and financial success, so logically speaking, a sequel makes a lot of sense. Well, we’ve got some good news for you. Fans clamoring for a sequel are going to get their wish. According to various sources (originally Deadline), pretty much the whole gang is returning! Director André Øvredal will once again sit in the director’s chair. Screenwriters Dan and Kevin Hageman will also return. Bonus: the new film will be based on a Guillermo del Toro story!

Watch the trailer for the original film below, then read on for all the details!


Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark Synopsis

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.

André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe 2016 – read our review here) directed Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water 2017 – read our review here), Dan and Kevin Hageman (The LEGO Movie 2014) and John August (Go 1999), while Feast‘s (2005 – read our review here) Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton co-wrote the screenplay.

The original’s PG-13 rating made it widely accessible to a young audience. That audience earned the film more than $100 million worldwide. Paramount Pictures will partner with Entertainment One (eOne) to produce and distribute the sequel.

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark


We don’t have an official title (other than ‘2’), synopsis, cast or release date yet, but we’ll bring you all that info as soon as we have it!

Final Thoughts

This is exciting stuff. We can’t wait to hear more!

What do you think of this news? Did you enjoy Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark? Are you looking forward to the sequel? Tell us in the comments!


About Kenn Hoekstra

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