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

March 30, 2019
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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.