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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Are you ready to be downright terrified? Not yet? Good, because you have plenty of time ahead of you before you have to be ready, as revealed by CBS Films and Lionsgate, the studios responsible for the adaptation of the beloved “children’s” book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which is headed our way from producer Guillermo del Toro.

Sadly, del Toro won’t actually be helming the project, but it’s still a pretty interesting project to be following, especially considering how sickly dark and infamous the art is for those original books. They also have The Autopsy of Jane Doe helmer André Ovredal attached to direct the project, so it’s not like this thing is going to someone without some caché behind him.

The studios have announced that the film is set for an August 9, 2019 release date,which is the same weekend as Artemis Fowl from Disney and one week after the live-action Dora the Explorer film, and around the same time as Fox’s The New Mutants, so it looks like it’ll be a crowded first half of the month.

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Below is the official synopsis for the film:

“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.”

Guillermo del Toro wrote the script from the film along with Daniel Hageman & Kevin Hageman.

What do you think of the look of the film so far? Let us know down below!

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark hits theaters on August 9, 2019.

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SOURCE: CBS Films, Lionsgate

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. 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.