It makes perfect sense that a horror movie about killer mascots would be attempted. In fact there are two movies that have recently been available that are both very similar. I’m talking about 2019’s The Banana Splits Movie and 2021’s Willy’s Wonderland.
Maybe I’m annoyed with unreal teen quirkiness and out-of-date 80’s references made by kids.
Life sure does suck for Stan. He’s an orphaned teenager living with his abusive grandfather. He has to deal with school bullies and worse than that; the love of his life doesn’t love him. How can things get any worse? Oh, I know! How about a monster taking residence in your backyard? But not everything is so bad. This could be a golden opportunity to turn things around.
Everything is spotted a mile away and it kills the moment. I’m never surprised because I’m not a child.
The entire movie is just one big promotion for Adam Green and his career.
Off the back Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is a fun romp that delivers some vivid imagery in a nice way but isn’t anything to memorable.