It's 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind...but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time-stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah's terrifying tomb.Written by
Contortionist Troy James, who appeared on America's Got Talent, portrayed the Jangly Man. CGI enhanced the movements of his face, but he performed the movements of walking backwards and crawling upside down himself. See more »
Much of the dialogue in the film isn't what it would have been in 1968. See more »
Season of the Witch
Written by Donovan (as Donovan Leitch)
Performed by Lana Del Rey
Courtesy of Polydor UK Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Operations Limited
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Adult Goosebumps with a PG-13 Rating
Good: The main story that is tying the 'scary stories' together is interesting and a fresh take as the 'scary stories' are short and filler needs to be made for a feature film. The direction from Øvredal is great finding the right amount of scares to be had with built suspense from the grisly production by Del Toro.
Bad: The cast is fine, nothing spectacular or atrocious, it is something you would expect from a horror film. Some lines are cheesy and laughable. The main story could have been shortened.
Overall: Although there is nothing innovating it is still a solid fresh straight-up(less jump scare, more imagery) horror of 2019 that can pass the time with entertainment and chills to be made.
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