Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Based on the iconic book series.


Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Set in 1968 in America, where 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 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 her terrifying tome.

107 minutes.
No Persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Horror, Prejudice).
Detective/Mystery, Horror, Thriller.

Showtimes

I think we lost Harry somewhere ...
I think we lost Harry somewhere ...

Credits

Cast
Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur
Director
André Øvredal
ScreenplayDan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Guillermo del Toro, Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton, from the novel by Alvin Schwartz
MusicMarco Beltrami, Anna Drubich
CinematographyRoman Osin
EditingPatrick Larsgaard
Made in2019
Produced by1212 Entertainment, CBS Films, DDY, Entertainment One, Sean Daniel Company

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHorror
LanguageFairly frequent instances of moderate impact crude language used to express fear, shock, frustration and anger, and anger, in the context of diminishing and insulting other characters.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolencePhysical and psychological violence is of a strong impact and occurs frequently with psychological violence being sustained throught the film.
PrejudiceInfrequent prejudice is of a moderate impact which includes judgement and adverse opinions and inclinations formed without justification or grounds based on race, nationality and medical (condition? ... sic)
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsContains scenes of horror.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for terror/violence, disturbing images, thematic elements, language including racial epithets, and brief sexual references.
Runtime111
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
4
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
1
Violence
4
Sex
2
Language
3
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Gabi Zietsman quote iconScary Stories to Tell in the Dark is exactly as its name suggests - a fun classic horror that would have been better to have been released during Halloween time when everyone is looking for a little fright in their lives.
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RSG
Leon van Nierop quote iconWees gewaarsku: daar is vreesaanjaende tonele. Die fliek betoon ook respek aan kampvuurstories wat gaste die ewige skrik op die lyf kan jaag. Maar in dié geval word die bloedige storie letterlik in die donker vertel.
14
Metacritic.com
28 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
147 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconLike the bestselling series of books that inspired it, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark opens a creepy gateway into horror for younger genre enthusiasts.
16
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconScary but very entertaining movie based on classic books.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
44 users
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Rottentomatoes users
3670 users
14
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
14
IMDB
6381 Netizens
13
The Movie DB
Community
14

Average .. 67%

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