Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Sequel in Development at Paramount

ArtNewsPress : Even more scary stories are going to be told in the dark.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman will also return to flesh out the script from a screen story written by Guillermo del Toro, who served as the producer on the first movie. As of right now, it’s unclear whether he will return to that role.
The first Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie was inspired by the iconic anthology series of horror tales, written by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell, but story details for the sequel are being kept under wraps for now.

“These books have now entertained three generations,” del Toro previously told IGN about the process of adapting the source material. “A lot of fathers know that the stories are campfire stories basically. They have a factor of fun. None of them are gory. They’re all creepy. They all have a humorous slant or very human. So we’re trying to cultivate the same PG-13, but spooky and fun.”

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was a big hit at the box office, with the PG-13 horror movie taking more than $105 million worldwide on a budget of just $28 million.

In our review of the first movie, we noted that it likely wouldn’t “satisfy hardcore horror hounds in the way they were hoping, but as a kids movie that also dedicates itself to being truly scary it both satisfies and succeeds as well as being occasionally surprising.”


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