Guillermo Del Toro’s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark Plot And Character Details Revealed

Producer Guillermo del Toro has always had a thing for the macabre, and it’s something I’m sure will come across plain and clear in the upcoming film, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The adaptation of the horror children’s books of the same name is set to be directed by Andre Ovredal, and while details have eluded us until now, The GWW has just released the first batch of information, starting with the plot.

Here’s the synopsis they’ve sent to us:

“The film follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town.”

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Sounds pretty interesting so far, and in addition to that, the story looks to be taking place over the course of five years or so — 1969 to 1973, to be specific. It follows the character Ramon Morales who is dodging the Vietnam War draft by heading to Canada. He crosses paths with Stella, who is being pursued by school bullies. It’s unclear how old Stella is here (is she a little girl or someone in her late teens, early 20s? I’m hoping the former since the whole bully thing would be kind of weird otherwise).

Here are the details for Ramon:

“[RAMON MORALES ] MALE. 18-21, American Latino, he’s a good-looking, tough and somewhat disaffected youth who helps Stella and her friends escape a group of bullies on Halloween. An out of towner on his way to Canada to escape the Vietnam draft, he gets pulled into this scary adventure by the close kinship he feels with Stella… LEAD”

In addition to this, director Ovredal is bringing Autopsy of Jane Doe‘s cinematographer Roman Osin with him, and they’ve even locked down Mike Elizalde, who was a creature effects supervisor on Stranger Things.

This all sounds quite promising so far! I personally love the idea of them having a creature supervisor, which hints at the possibility of practical effects. What are your thoughts? Let us know down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and contributor at LRM Online. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.

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