The Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Film's Cast is Set

Guillermo del Toro intends on staying true to the original iconic artwork.

By Chris Morse

As you may already know, Guillermo del Toro is working on a film adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the horror-based children's book series by Alvin Schwartz. The iconic illustrations of Stephen Gammell will be brought to life on the big screen with the minds behind the movie committed to staying true to the style we all remember from our collective childhood.

Zoe Colletti (Annie) was the only confirmed cast member before today's announcement, which revealed that Michael Garza (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1), Austin Abrams (Paper Towns), Gabriel Rush (Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Austin Zajur (Fist Fight), and Natalie Ganzhorn (Make It Pop) would also be joining the cast. Production is scheduled to start this week.

Via CBS Films, here's what you can expect from the adaptation.

Inspired by one of the most terrifying book series of all time, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark follows a group of teens who must solve the mystery surrounding a wave of spectacularly horrific deaths in their small town.

Del Toro also took to Twitter to bluntly answer a very popular fan question: will the film adaptation be adopting the book's creepily-familiar style? Of course the answer is yes.

André Øvredal will direct the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark adaptation, which is based on a script by Guillermo Del Toro along with Daniel Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Patrick Melton, and Marcus Dunstan. The film is slated to be released sometime in 2019.

About the Author

Chris Morse

Thanks to his friends and family, Chris grew up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games. From self-taught web design as a teenager to a formal education in computer science, he has always had a passion for web technologies and has channeled all of those interests into building this website platform. Chris opted to dive straight into horror with this project and is joined by some of those very same influential friends and family here on the staff. When not programming or gaming, you can find him heading to the midwest to cheer on his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers. Go Pack Go!

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