Last night was the Super Bowl, and as much of a bore the actual game and halftime were, the trailers that debuted were very good. One of the more memorable for me was the series of short 10-15 second clips for the new horror ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’.
The film is based on the children’s book series that was a tease into horror for young minds. The official synopsis goes like this “(The Film) follows a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town.”. You do kind of need a way to tell the film as a whole instead of just a series of short films, so I suppose that’s the best way to do it.
The shorts are pretty simple teases into longer pieces. In order, they are Pale Lady which a woman walks down a hall with red lights, Jangly where something breaks down the door, Big Toe which has a horrific being looking for their big toe, and a personal favorite of the 4, Red Spot; a girl goes to pick a pimple when it tickles back.
Yes, these are short, they are teasers, but they are very promising.
‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ releases August 9, 2019.