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First Poster and Teaser Trailers Drop for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark!

Guillermo Del Toro’s hugely anticipated adaptation of horror classic series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is just a few months away. And now we have a gnarly poster and a whole bunch of teaser trailers to tide us over ’til then.

The four short vids, all of which you can check out below, dropped during this weekend’s Super Bowl. Each showcases the inventive, childlike creepiness so beloved of the horror auteur.

Del Toro’s adaptation of the celebrated children’s book series, by author Alvin Schwartz, is due in theaters this summer. The film is written by del Toro and directed by André Øvredal (who helmed the brilliant Autopsy of Jane Doe).

Set in 1968, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark follows a group of teens attempting to solve several unexplained and gruesome deaths in their otherwise quiet town. Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Zajur, Gabriel Rush, Dean Norris, Austin Abrams, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, and Natalie Ganzhorn all feature.

Several creatures from the series are expected to appear, including some devilish twists on established beasties. One of the below teasers, for example, is “The Big Toe,” a play on the well-known story of a kid hiding from a ghostly presence that’s missing one particular digit.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark drops in theaters on August 9, 2019. Check out the evocative poster above, and watch all four creepy teasers below — if you dare.

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Written by Joey Keogh
Slasher fanatic Joey Keogh has been writing since she could hold a pen, and watching horror movies even longer. Aside from making a little home for herself at Wicked Horror, Joey also writes for Birth.Movies.Death, The List, and Vague Visages among others. Her actual home boasts Halloween decorations all year round. Hello to Jason Isaacs.
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