This year’s Halloween is getting an extra scary treat from Guillermo del Toro and Andre Ovredal. The two are all set to bring back Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark to more than 1,500 screens in North America this weekend. But this time the movie will take a more family-friendly PG-13 approach with the intention to fill the relative void for horror-loving audiences this Halloween.
The announcement was made by Ovredal on Twitter. He tweeted:
“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is back in over 1500 theatres all over North America this weekend and through Halloween! Bring the family, it’s PG-13 scary.”
SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK is back in over 1500 THEATRES all over North America this weekend and through Halloween!
Bring the family – it's PG-13 scary 😉https://t.co/OUX4H8KrD8
— Andre Ovredal (@Filmtroll) October 23, 2019
Grossing almost $95 million in its first outing, the movie did well with critics and audiences alike. This can be seen in its 79 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. With the re-release, the movie is expected to cross the $100 million mark.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is already available on Digital HD and the Blu-ray/DVD and 4K Ultra HD versions are expected to release on November 5 from Lionsgate.
The movie is directed by Andre Ovredal, who is known for his works in Troll Hunter and The Autopsy of Jane Doe. Guillermo del Toro, whose previous works include Pacific Rim and The Shape of Water produced of the movie.
The plot of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark revolves around the town of Mill Valley, during the late 1960s. The young Sarah Bellows, belonging to the Bellows family has turned her abused life and disturbing secrets into a series of scary stories. However, it turns out that these tales eventually become the living nightmare for a group of unsuspecting teenage Mill Valley residents.
The horror movie is an actual adaptation from author Alvin Schwartz’s beloved book series. The trilogy includes Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones. Based on real-life folklore and urban legends, the books were initially published between 1981 and 1991.
If you’re looking to watch the movie in theatres this Halloween, here is its trailer for you: