Director André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe) and producer Guillermo del Toro hosted a panel at Comic-Con tonight to talk about next month’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, an adaptation of Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell's haunting trilogy of books that have given generations of readers enough nightmare fuel to last a lifetime.
Following the panel's conclusion, CBS Films and Lionsgate unveiled a brand new Jangly Man poster for the film ahead of the film's August 9th theatrical release. Check it out below.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark follows a group of teens who must solve the mystery surrounding a wave of spectacularly horrific deaths in their small town.
"It’s l968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind…but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time—stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying tome."
The film is being directed by Øvredal from a screenplay by Daniel Hageman, Kevin Hageman and Guillermo del Toro. The film's cast includes Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Abrams, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur and Natalie Ganzhorn.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is also being produced by Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of Hivemind along with Academy Award-winner J. Miles Dale and Elizabeth Grave.