Be Very Afraid: ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Is Being Turned Into A Movie

Becca Van Sambeck
Becca is a recent Fordham grad, a former German beer hall girl, and a new Brooklyn resident who used to read the dictionary for fun as a kid. She has only gotten slightly less lame since then. She loves pugs, chicken fingers, reading and Game of Thrones.

Did you always stay away from the trunk during hide-and-seek, convinced it would seal you to your doom? Do you always secretly assume the ribbon isn’t just a bad fashion choice, but also holding that girl’s head on? Is your first thought when you get a spider bite: “OH MY GOD SPIDER BABIES ARE GOING TO POP OUT OF THIS?!”


Then you undoubtedly were a fan of “Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark” when you were a kid, and you’ll be thrilled to know that the collection of short stories is coming to a big screen near you.

Yup, director Guillermo del Toro, famous for movies like “Hellboy” and “Pan’s Labryinth,” just announced on Twitter he’s producing the film, and might direct it as well. Do you remember the terrifying eye-hand-man-thing from “Pan’s Labryinth”?!


We’re going to go ahead and say that the man is a perfect choice to adapt the book, which was, of course, best known for its absolutely terrifying illustrations. Seriously, if this drawing of a skull didn’t haunt your dreams as a kid, you have no soul (just like Harold! The scarecrow from hell!)


Anyway, keep an eye on del Toro to hear more information about when you’ll get to see your childhood nightmare brought to life. And keep the other eye open, because you never know….