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TEASER TRAILER: Guillermo del Toro’s ‘SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK’

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CBS Films and Guillermo del Toro released a teaser trailer for the anthology,  ‘SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK‘. Unlike the previous 4 teaser TV Spots, which were more like a Monster (character) introduction, this teaser introduces the world that these stories revolve around.

André Øvredal, Guillermo del Toro, and Zoe Margaret Colletti in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
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From its introduction of the classic American town of Mill Valley, Pennsylvania to the spooky old house, we’re guided by revenge as Sarah Bellows explains, “This town has told  stories about me,  horrible stories. But they don’t realize, I have scary stories of my own.” An eerie rendition of “Over the Rainbow” accompanies this trailer with dark scary images of the Big ToeJangly ManPale Lady and Red Spot. A police chief says, “Sarah Bellows’s book, these stories write themselves, it all comes alive” as we see young teenagers in danger. The movie is shaping up to be a must see summer flick for us horror fans.

The Pale Lady blocking your exit. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) © 2018 CBS Films Inc. and eOne Features LLC. All Rights Reserved

At a press conference in Hollywood, Guillermo del Toro went on to say,

“We did American Idol with the stories in the writer’s room. We distilled it to about five or six that we liked the most. Some of them are told in their entirety. Some others are referenced. Those that know the books will see more than people that haven’t read the book because some of them are there in name, or fused one with another or with a song or a rhyme. But we basically distilled it to the ones that everybody seems to remember the most. The books obviously have many, many more stories so this could go on or not but we’ve said ‘Let’s do the Greatest Hits.’”

For more on ‘SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK‘ check out the Latin Horror article: latinhorror.com/three-teaser-trailers-for-guillermo-del-toros-scary-stories-to-tell-in-the-dark/

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK‘ will be released in theaters on August 9th.

Christian A. Morán
Christian A. Morán has been working on feature films, shorts, music videos and in documentaries, for which he won an award in 2002 at the Aurora Film Festival. As a Production Manager and Senior Editor at Media Blasters Inc., he has worked on and revived numerous Cult and Horror titles such as Lucio Fulci's Zombie 2, Takashi Miike's Ichi the Killer and One Missed Call. He also worked on post-production for Fever Dreams' feature, "Shadow: Dead Riot", starring Tony Todd of Candyman and worked on "Death Trance" directed by Yuji Shimomura and starring Versus' Tak Sakaguchi. Christian has also worked on animated titles including Invader Zim, Berserk, Giant Robo, Samurai Deeper Kyo, 12 Kingdoms and Voltron: Defender of the Universe. He also produced and edited a promotion video for a branch of The United Nations called Alliance of Civilizations which featured President Barack Obama. Currently, he is working with legendary producer Roger Corman and Code Red DVD, who handle titles from MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). At this time he is producing and directing his own films such as Silentious (2013), Flawed God (2014), Halloween Treat (2014) and the award winning film, Let's Play Dead Girl (2015).

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