Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark Sequel Coming, Based On A Guillermo Del Toro Story

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is getting a sequel. Deadline is reporting that the first film’s director, Andre Ovredal, will return for the second film, but it won’t necessarily adapt more of the short stories from the original book series.

The script, written by Dan and Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie), will be based on a story written by Guillermo del Toro. del Toro, who won the Best Director Oscar in 2018 for The Shape of Water, produced the first film.

Exact details of what this story involves are being kept under wraps for now, but as the first film received a PG-13 rating, and the original books were aimed at children, we don’t expect anything too horrific. A release date has not been announced.

The first film was a success, bringing in $105 million worldwide on a $25 million budget. It received a 7/10 in GameSpot’s review, and was praised for “giving fans a fun thrill ride while also serving as a great gateway horror movie for kids to get terrified and then hooked for life to the genre.”

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