Chances are that if you're into the horror genre today, you've probably come across Alvin Schwartz
's creepy children's book of short stories called Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
. If you loved the 1981 book, you're in for a treat come Summer 2019: Guillermo del Toro
, one of the biggest auteurs in contemporary horror, has produced a film based on Schwartz's macabre series. Given that the original source consists of short one-off stories, you might be wondering how the movie will unfold.
Fret not (though you probably will anyway): we've gathered a rundown of the most important storylines to know coming into the movie, drawing from the delightfully dreadful Super Bowl teaser spots and intel lurking about on the internet.
The Official Plot
While the movie will bring several individual stories to the big screen, there will be an overarching story. The film is set in 1968 in the small community of Mill Valley.