Produced by Guillermo del Toro, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, is a horror anthology movie aimed at kids. I imagine it’s sort of a gateway drug to hook kids into the horror genre. This looks to have the look and feel of an ’80s Amblin movie – and what’s not to like about that?
It’s l968 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 horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time—stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying tome.