From the adaptation of Alvin Schwartz book, 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark'.
Heavy on jump scares, corridors and CGI, André Øvredal and Guillermo del Toro celebrates the genre's ruthless. The film manages to successfully mix comedy, horror, good storytelling and decent child acting.
In the past few years, the horror genre has experimented and stepped away from typical horror stories but from time to time it is worth watching traditional stories.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark captures the spirit of Halloween with a classic supernatural-vibe. Similar to Goosebumps, this film is a fan-base cult movie adaptation which packs in the classic, historical collections.
Carrying an emotional weight, Stella (Zoe Colletti) suffers abandonment-issues, her quest is to put an end to Sarah's ghost stories which untangles into an intriguing mystery.
I adored how André Øvredal and Guillermo del Toro adapted this film. The film streams smoothly from one story to the next, I felt terrified for the characters.