Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark


111 minutes – Horror, fantasy, drama
Language: English
Release date: August 9, 2019
DVD release date: November 5, 2019
Production company: CBS Films, Entertainment One, 1212 Entertainment, Double Dare You Productions, Sean Daniel Company
Distributor: Lionsgate

Inspired by one of the most terrifying children’s book series of all time, originally written by Alvin Schwartz, Academy Award-winning producer-writer-director Guillermo del Toro, along with Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan wrote the story for this film, which was then turned into a screenplay by brothers Dan and Kevin Hageman. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is set in the small town of Mill Valley, where for as long as anyone can remember, the Bellows family and their mansion, now thought to be haunted, has occupied a huge and terrifying place in the minds and psyches of the townspeople. Once upon a time Sarah Bellows (Kathleen Pollard), a young girl with horrible secrets, wrote a book of scary stories about her tortured life. Now teenagers who read the book discover its frightening power. The stories set off their darkest fears and create terrifying manifestations that come after them. Ultimately they must face their greatest fears in order to save their own lives.

A Canada-U.S. coproduction, production began on August 27, 2018, and ended on November 1, 2018, in St. Thomas, Ontario.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, movie, poster,



Guillermo del Toro
Sean Daniel
Jason F. Brown
J. Miles Dale
Elizabeth Grave

Executive Producer:

Roberto Grande
Joshua Long


André Øvredal


Dan Hageman
Kevin Hageman

Story Editor:

Dug Rotstein (Script Supervisor)


Roman Osin


Patrick Larsgaard


Marco Beltrami
Anna Drubich

Production Designer:

David Brisbin

Art Director:

Patricia Larman (Set Decoration)

Costume Designer:

Ruth Myers

Cast: Roles:

Zoe Margaret Colletti
Michael Garza
Gabriel Rush
Dean Norris
Gil Bellows
Lorraine Toussaint
Austin Zajur
Natalie Ganzhorn
Austin Abrams
Kathleen Pollard
Jane Moffat
Marie Ward
Stephanie Belding
Hershel Blatt
David Tompa
Will Carr
Brandon Knox
Amanda Smith
Elias Edraki
Daniel Gravelle
Tavia Pereira
Will Corno
Troy James
Javier Botet
Mark Steger

Stella Nicholls
Ramón Morales
Auggie Hilderbrandt
Roy Nicholls
Chief Turner
Lou Lou
Chuck Steinberg
Sarah Bellows
Delanie Bellows
Mrs. Hilderbrandt
Reception Nurse
Ephraim Bellows
Harold Bellows
Gertrude Bellows
Voice of Dr. Ephraim Bellows
Passing Nurse
Jangly Man
Big Toe Corpse
Harold the Scarecrow / Pale Lady