Turn out the lights and get ready for a terrifying tale that will chill your bones to the marrow. Today, we have the first official poster for Guillermo Del Toro's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. And it arrives with the promise that we'll see the first trailer this Sunday during Super Bowl.
Yes, the very first footage is just around the corner. And the poster teases that this upcoming kid friendly creeper will stick closely to the works of author Alvin Schwartz. Here, we get our first look at Harold the Scarecrow, from the short story Harold. He will play an important role in the movie, and is taking center stage for this first big reveal.
In Harold, two framers aren't treating their scarecrow very nice. When he starts grunting, they decided to leave him alone. After ignoring Harold for awhile, the Scarecrow decides to climb up on the roof and dance a jig. The farmers flee, but one returns for his milking stool. And that's when Harold decides to skin the guy alive stretching out his bloody skin on the roof to let it dry.
Yeah, that doesn't sound very kid friendly, but the books were tailored for a younger audience. Guillermo del Toro has promised that kids will get into see the movie, but like the PG rated Poltergeist, it might just be the scariest movie of the year.
The short story The Red Spot is also said to play a big part in the movie, though we don't see evidence of that here. Perhaps this spider fueled story will be teased in the upcoming Super Bowl commercial. In it, a girl named Ruth is bitten on the face by a spider. It leaves a red spot that gets worse and worse each day, until dozens of spiders come bursting out of it in grotesque glory. It should be quite the sight to see when Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark hits theaters this summer.
Inspired by one of the most terrifying children's book series of all time, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark} follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town."
André Øvredal is directing Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark from a scrip that was written by Daniel Hageman & Kevin Hageman and Guillermo del Toro. Guillermo del Toro, Sean Daniel, Jason F. Brown, J. Miles Dale and Elizabeth Grave are producing. The movie stars an ensemble of young talent that includes Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn. The movie opens on August 9, 2019. Lionsgate sent over the poster direct from their terrifying archives.