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Update: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark site goes live + new poster

UPDATE: Del Toro just shared the poster for the film and you can see it below!

Director André Øvredal (THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE) and producer Guillermo del Toro's (THE SHAPE OF WATER) adaptation of author Alvin Schwartz's SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK book series is currently filming in Toronto and is all set to be released this August. And wouldn't you know it, today we have word via CBS Films that the movie's official website is now live.

The site isn't much at this time as it really only boasts the film's synopsis and a button that lets you save the movie's release date to your calendar in case you forget by the time it hits. Oh, and the site boasts a killer background of a spooky gothic-looking house overlooking a cornfield. Just the kind of horror imagery I was hoping to see from the movie. Check it out for yourself HERE and click the button to save the release date to your calendar.

Why not, right? 

Teenage actress Zoe Colletti (see below with Del Toro and Øvredal) takes on the lead role in the film. Her character is said to be Stella Michaels, 

a young girl still haunted by her mother’s disappearance on Halloween night — an incident that she suspects her father knows more about than he lets on. Years later, Stella and her friends are involved in a Halloween prank gone wrong. But are they really at fault, or was it the work of a vengeful spirit — a female ghost who uses her scary stories to come after the teens when they begin to investigate the disappearance of several children? 

Del Toro wrote the screenplay with Kevin Hageman, Dan Hageman, Patrick Melton, and Marcus Dunstan (THE COLLECTOR). Harold the human scarecrow and the girl who has spiders crawl out of her face are among the elements from Schwartz's books that will be making it onto the screen in this film. Sean Daniel, Elizabeth Grave, and J. Miles Dale are also producing the film, which is being co-produced and co-financed by CBS Films and eOne. Lionsgate will be releasing SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK August 9, 2019. Check out the site and let us know what you think!

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