11 Aug 2019s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
2019s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Do I really need to do a synopsis on this one? I think most people my age, especially those born in the late 70s/early 80s, were very familiar with this series. You’d head down to your local elementary book fair, and this would always be your first choice. Unless you were one of those people really into horses, which is cool too.
For those not in the know, it was a great collection of scary, urban legend style, stories to tell your friends. And you did. I certainly did. I think I have my copies somewhere still in a box.
But that’s pretty much it for a synopsis. Instead of it being an anthology approach, it’s a story of a certain group of kids and how they encounter these scary stories, kind of in a goosebumps movie type way; I loved the first Goosebumps, btw.
I had a great time watching this, but I can’t say I loved it. I felt like it was just missing something. I can’t put my finger on it yet though. Perhaps when it comes out and I purchase it, which I will as I think this is a fun family horror watch with some rewatchability, I’ll be able to put my finger on it.
But still, it was a fun time. I liked the monsters, and did feel like something from Del Toro with their design. Everyone did a fine job, and was well made. I think it did this piece of my childhood justice.