Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark “The Haunted Notebook” Companion Announced

The book will feature stories, artwork, and even behind-the-scenes material from the upcoming film adaptation.

By Chris Morse

The release of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie isn’t too far off now and today we learned of a very interesting companion book that’s on its way from publisher Insight Editions, titled Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: The Haunted Notebook of Sarah Bellows. Naturally, the book is designed to resemble the notebook seen in the film, which is filled with horrific stories just waiting to be brought to life. Check out the official description and cover for this item below.

The haunted notebook of Sarah Bellows is now in your possession. It contains scary stories featured in the upcoming Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark film and includes behind-the-scenes details that reveal how the thriller was brought to life on-screen.

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 secrets, turned her life into a series of scary stories — stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying prose.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: The Haunted Notebook of Sarah Bellows is a must-have companion to the upcoming film. Inside are Sarah Bellows’ scary stories, illustrated with dozens of frightening and intricate sketches and color artwork. Designed as a replica of the book seen in the film, these pages also include a behind-the-scenes section, filled with concept art and unit photography, showing how director André Øvredal and producer Guillermo del Toro brought Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark to the screen.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: The Haunted Notebook of Sarah Bellows is written by Richard Ashley Hamilton and will be released on August 13th, 2019 with a suggested retail price of $29.99. As of the time of this article’s publishing, you can pre-order your copy with a bit of a discount over at Amazon. This is a companion piece definitely worth checking out if you’re excited for the upcoming movie!

This upcoming adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will follow a group of teens who must solve the mystery surrounding a wave of spectacularly horrific deaths in their small town.

The cast includes Zoe Colletti (Annie), Michael Garza (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1), Austin Abrams (Paper Towns), Gabriel Rush (Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Austin Zajur (Fist Fight), Natalie Ganzhorn (Make It Pop), Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Gil Bellows (The Shawshank Redemption), and Lorraine Toussaint (Selma, Orange is the New Black).

André Øvredal will direct the movie, 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 on August 9th, 2019.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo

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