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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Review

by cnkguy
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Review

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The movie that was absolutely never going to please anybody. Oh boy. This is a spoiler-free review (Above the Read More Line that hopefully doesn’t disappear)

1. Supernatural or psychological or metaphorical in someway? Supernatural of course. Supernatural but I think the monsters were a metaphor for the draft.

2. How scary was it? It felt like a little geared more towards kids but there were still some really solid moments and creative sequences. 6.2/10

3. Jump scares or nah? A bit.

4. Is there blood and gore? No. Good body horror though.

5. On a scale of 1 – 10 (10 being Alien: Covenant), how dumb were the characters? Yeah they were fairly dumb. “Hey, I had a dream that leads me to believe if I go any further in this place we’re going, I am going to die. I also don’t see why I need to be here for this.” “Fuck you, you’re coming.” 7.2

6. Does that story make logical sense if you think about it too long? I mean, not really.

I know going into this, everyone had their own ideas on what a Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie would look like. Some wanted an anthology, which I understand. Some expected it to be rated R, which I understand a bit less, given these are children’s books and children still read them. Anyways, instead of an anthology, which the studio didn’t go with because anthology movies gross like 3 dollars, we’re given a super meta movie about kids who find a scary book that writes scary stories in which they die. It feels a lot like an Amblin movie, but some of the sequences are really disturbing and take this above the kid scare line. Overall I thought it was a fun and engaging movie that looked great even if it wasn’t super scary and the plot wasn’t the most original. Upon exiting the theatre, I didn’t feel as blessed as I thought I would when I first saw the trailer, but that’s okay (mainly because It: Chapter 2 is coming out in less than a month).

One thing I wanted to point out are how amazing the practical effects are in this movie. The monsters look like they do on the page but in real life. Harold looks great and the pale lady from the dream looks fucking nuts. The Jangly Man (a combination of the monsters from a few different stories most notably Me-Tie-Dough-Tie-Walker) moves like a mother fucker and there’s actually a person in that costume. This, paired with a game cast and a fun plot, make it worth the watch. I’ll give it a 7/10.

It’s doing well at the box office and we’ll probably get a sequel. I guess I hope for a slightly stronger story tying it all together.

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CinemaSalem in Salem, Massachusetts:Employees working at…

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CinemaSalem in Salem, Massachusetts:Employees working at…

CinemaSalem in Salem, Massachusetts:

Employees working at #CinemaSalem in #Salem, Massachusetts report encountering the #spirit of a middle-aged man dressed in black, who appears to be wearing #Victorian era clothing. His #apparition is most often seen late at night when the #theater is closed, and no customers are present. Although numerous employees and moviegoers over the years have reported encountering this mysterious #specter, the reason for his presence is unknown.

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Confederate GhostThis photograph was taken by a tourist…

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Confederate GhostThis photograph was taken by a tourist…

Confederate Ghost

This photograph was taken by a tourist visiting the Confederate cemetery near Carnton Mansion in Franklin, Tennessee. Nothing out of the ordinary was seen when the picture was taken however if you look to the upper right of the photograph, hovering in the trees appears to be a figure of man in uniform. Closer examination suggests him to be a Confederate soldier.

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does anyone play Friday the 13th on Switch? i’m thinking about getting it

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does anyone play Friday the 13th on Switch? i’m thinking about getting it

does anyone play Friday the 13th on Switch? i’m thinking about getting it

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Hey #Podcasters, #Bloggers, & #Influencers! On #Halloween…

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Hey #Podcasters, #Bloggers, & #Influencers! On #Halloween…

Hey #Podcasters, #Bloggers, & #Influencers! On #Halloween I’ll be releasing my newest #book: the #Folklore & #Haunted Locations Guide: #NewYork! If you’d be willing to do an interview, blog post, or have me on your podcast/blog please send me a DM! Thank you!

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is it just me or did anyone else notice that Stephen Gammell (the original illustrator of scary stories and the entire reason the books were so popular, full stop, i think we can all agree) wasn't credited in the Scary Stories movie credits at all? i liked the movie but it feels skeevy, i really hope i just missed his name.

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is it just me or did anyone else notice that Stephen Gammell (the original illustrator of scary stories and the entire reason the books were so popular, full stop, i think we can all agree) wasn't credited in the Scary Stories movie credits at all? i liked the movie but it feels skeevy, i really hope i just missed his name.

Yeah, his illustrations really made the books. I’ll have to check and see.

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