Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark – I Was Right!

Recently I have been hitting the nail on the head when it comes to calling exactly what will happen in movies. Usually, I can pre-determine the outcome or certain climactic scenes in films way before even seeing them. I remember going to see Jurassic World and way before we actually saw the pile of shit. I remember calling my brother on the phone and stating, word for word exactly how the end fight scene would go down. Boom! I go see it and that stupid Indomannoying dinosaur fights the T-Rex and Raptor. But the final blow is dealt by that big crocodile dino. I threw my hands in the air like I was scoring a touchdown. I did this with other movies and I realized, it’s not really all to insightful. Mainly, those trailers release so much information that it’s very easy to conclude the outcome of the film. But dang, sometimes I can even nail the story before the trailers come out!

On September 3rd of 2018, I wrote a post about the Scary Stories To Tell in The Dark movie. You can actually read that at There I made a statement about the movie will probably turn the book into the underlying source of all the evil. That the book makes the events in the movie take place.

I would hate the movie to focus on the books themselves. Like the books have magical or evil powers…

Sept 3, 2018 – me

Low and behold, the trailer was released and that’s exactly what this movie is going to be about. Just like the 2015’s Goosebumps movie, the main focus will be on the book itself. I also remember stating how I would prefer an anthology series instead of what we’re getting. That’s because I love anthology horror films and we don’t get too many of them that really impress like Creepshow or Trick r’ Treat. Galaxy of Horrors is pretty great and Tales of Halloween is a fun seasonal film with some entertainingly shorts. But man, I really thought this Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark could have taken the roll as newly crowned anthology series king. The entire style of the books themselves almost demand an anthology theme. The stories all have their own personalities with tales of diverse horrific encounters. If anyone could have brought them all together in some anthology universe, I’m sure an Oscar winning director could have done it.

But it’s not a big deal. From what I can tell, the movie looks promising. Guillermo del Toro’s style is like a big fat piece of cake that is so rich and vibrant in flavor. It’s really hard to see this trailer and not be impressed. He’s a director that doesn’t just shoot movies. He makes artistic representations that stimulate the brain. I stand on this idea that the Hellboy movies are actually kind of lame, yet visually so pleasing that I do end up enjoying them. Every scene, is shot to be a portrait in an art showcase. So yea, we’ll get that in this movie and everyone should be pleased. Just… that anthology thing is bugging me.

So what do you think of this trailer? Are you a little bummed out like me over the cliche plot? Or are you a dumb fish always drawn to the del Toro style as well? Personally, I’ll give it a chance.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Karalee says:

    I loved these books as a kid so I agree with you that the movie should’ve been an anthology series instead.

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    1. nscovell says:

      Yea. But it could still be a good movie. Even if it blows then at the least it will look dazzling.

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  2. Trailers give far too much away sometimes. If the trailer for The Sixth Sense hadn’t had the line “I see dead people” (which doesn’t actually appear in the film until half way through) then the audience wouldn’t automatically know just what the title referred to from the beginning. After all, sixth sense usually refers to psychic ability rather than mediumship.
    Then I wouldn’t have known the “twist” right from the moment Bruce Willis is shot or whatever happened to him. Marketeers have to walk a very thin line between giving potential audiences just enough to get them hooked and giving too much.

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