Watch: “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” Gets Creepy 1st Trailer

March 30, 2019

CBS Films has shared the first trailer for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which is based on Alvin Schwartz’s classic trilogy of horror books and features a screenplay co-written by Guillermo del Toro.

According to the official synopsis, the film is set in American in 1968 and centers on Sarah, “a young girl with horrible secrets, [who] turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories...that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying home.” The trailer itself shows a disturbing shot of teenagers being chased by scary creatures, a creepy scarecrow and something growing out of a young woman’s face. Directed by André Øvredal, the film hits theaters on August 9.