Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Reviews

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January 6, 2020
These and other spooky specters are memorably incarnated, to be sure. But I'm pretty easy to scare, and I can't say I found the movie, directed by Norway's Andre Ovredal of 2010's excellent Trollhunter, all that scary.
November 21, 2019
Good bones are what keep Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark upright.
November 12, 2019
The tension builds, the special effects are gruesome, and most of all the film is fun for both young and old moviegoers.
October 31, 2019
The plot is fun, the stories are creepy, and I enjoyed every minute of it. But just as is often true, the books were better than the movie.
October 13, 2019
If you're thinking this seems to be a list of horror clichés and stereotypes, that's not an uncharitable suspicion. The filmmakers' skill rests in the way these stereotypes are reanimated in a narrative that contains a surprising number of layers.
October 9, 2019
A gothic horror story made with trade and knowledge, with the ability to scare through the noblest tools of cinema. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 5, 2019
This is a solid horror movie, thanks to its source material, its freakish monsters, its definite jump scares and good performances by Colletti and Garza.
October 1, 2019
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark gets under your skin like a good campfire story should.
October 1, 2019
The 1968 setting lends some mild political heft to the proceedings - one of the main characters is a draft-dodger - but the film works best when it's simply trying to freak you out.
September 27, 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is an efficient, attractive and well put together film. It didn't scare me at all, but in this most predictable and prescriptive of genres, that's hardly unusual.
September 27, 2019
Being a del Toro production, the grisly effects and monster designs are well above average, and provoke a lasting chill at odds with the lightweight tone of the picture.
September 26, 2019
The film is made by horror lovers... That joy exudes from the screen. [Full review in Spanish]
September 26, 2019
Director André Øvredal achieves something different for a story that we already know. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 26, 2019
any movie called Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark lives and dies by its goosey thrills, of which there are plenty here
September 25, 2019
The plot takes many twists with an ingeniously designed set of monsters creating havoc at regular intervals.
September 25, 2019
The horror set pieces on hand are particularly entertaining, and highlight the horrific potential the material has.
September 14, 2019
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is an atmospheric adventure film, with nostalgic fear to remind children that not all fairy tales have happy endings.
September 12, 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is worth watching because... there's a terror that represents a certain humanism that combines social realism with a gloomy iconography. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 10, 2019
'Scary Stories' is a celebration of writing and storytelling.
September 8, 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark effectively captures the primal horror of campfire stories while doing justice by Schwartz's creepy designs in a marriage of old-fashioned practical thrills and sleek modern effects.
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