- Do you need something scary to get excited about?
- Have you been into horror since the 1980s?
- Does the name Alvin Schwartz mean anything to you?
If the answer to these questions is yes then we’re already friends. Welcome.
There have been tons of developments since TGON’s last post on Guillermo del Toro and André Øvredal’s modern adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, a 1980s children’s series of scary stories and urban legends with impressively scary artwork that has become a cult classic to horror fans of all ages.
One of the most exciting developments happened in the last week of August when del Toro tweeted that shooting of the film started in a few days in Toronto! As a resident of Buffalo, NY, this is even more exciting to me. GdT and I are practically neighbors now.
Tony Runco of Ihorror.com reports that talk surrounding the film suggests it is “set in the ‘60s or ‘70s,” and that the story is about “a group of young teens who must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town.” He also suggests that the story surrounds a young woman “who is being chased by a group of bullies, and Ramon Morales, who is heading towards Canada to avoid the Vietnam War draft.”
Brad Miska at Bloody-Disgusting.com reports that the actors and actresses cast to play the kid roles include “Zoe Colletti (Annie), Michael Garza (Wayward Pines, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1), Austin Abrams (Brad’s Status, The Americans), Gabriel Rush (Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Austin Zajur (Fist Fight, Kidding), and Natalie Ganzhorn (Make it Pop, Wet Bum).”