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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

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A group of teens face their fears in order to save their lives.

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André Øvredal

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Dan Hageman (screenplay by), Kevin Hageman (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoe Margaret Colletti ... Stella Nicholls
Michael Garza ... Ramón Morales
Gabriel Rush ... Auggie Hilderbrandt
Dean Norris ... Roy Nicholls
Gil Bellows ... Chief Turner
Lorraine Toussaint ... Lou Lou
Austin Zajur ... Chuck Steinberg
Natalie Ganzhorn ... Ruth
Austin Abrams ... Tommy
Kathleen Pollard ... Sarah Bellows
Deborah Pollitt Deborah Pollitt ... Mrs. Steinberg
Victoria Fodor Victoria Fodor ... Mrs. Milner
Marie Ward ... Mrs. Hilderbrandt
Mark Steger ... Harold the Scarecrow / Pale Lady
Javier Botet ... Big Toe Corpse
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Storyline

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 tome. Written by Anonymous

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Based on the iconic book series.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror/violence, disturbing images, thematic elements, language including racial epithets, and brief sexual references. | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,915,346, 11 August 2019

Gross USA:

$64,464,086

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$91,194,771
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

While Stella is first going through the book of stories, several stories from the Scary Stories book series can be seen like The Cat's Paw, the Attic and the Wendigo. See more »

Goofs

The audio/footage of "Night of the Living Dead" playing at the drive-in don't match up with each other, and the film's scenes are shown out of order. See more »

Quotes

Ramón Morales: Last week they shipped my brother home from Vietnam in pieces.
Stella Nicholls: I'm so sorry.
Ramón Morales: Last week when I got my draft notice... I couldn't... they'd send me there to die. If the book can read me, I'm afraid what it'll say.
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Is this a Nickelodeon production?
10 August 2019 | by mr-jonathanmargolisSee all my reviews

The trailers really mislead this one. It appeared to be a dark and ominous horror film. Instead, it's a very mild mystery with some great visuals. No scares at all in this one. Somewhat interesting, but overall I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.


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