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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Reviews

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September 26, 2019
The film is made by horror lovers... That joy exudes from the screen. [Full review in Spanish]
September 26, 2019
Director André Øvredal achieves something different for a story that we already know. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 25, 2019
any movie called Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark lives and dies by its goosey thrills, of which there are plenty here
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 25, 2019
The plot takes many twists with an ingeniously designed set of monsters creating havoc at regular intervals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 24, 2019
...drab and listless spookshow.
Full Review | Original Score: 11/20
September 24, 2019
The horror set pieces on hand are particularly entertaining, and highlight the horrific potential the material has.
September 14, 2019
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is an atmospheric adventure film, with nostalgic fear to remind children that not all fairy tales have happy endings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 12, 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is worth watching because... there's a terror that represents a certain humanism that combines social realism with a gloomy iconography. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 10, 2019
'Scary Stories' is a celebration of writing and storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 8, 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark effectively captures the primal horror of campfire stories while doing justice by Schwartz's creepy designs in a marriage of old-fashioned practical thrills and sleek modern effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
September 6, 2019
... the film's greatest failing, which made this sugary confection leave a bad taste in my mouth, is that it utterly lacks the books' ill intentions.
September 5, 2019
A great premise which is frustratingly underutilised, Scary Stories isn't really a great scary story - it's just pretty good.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 3, 2019
There were some creepy visuals and moments but nothing that really had me on edge.
August 30, 2019
The film... is a loving and faithful adaptation, even if it gets lost in its attempt to wrap the whole thing up in a neat metaphor.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2019
It's slightly baggy, and could deal with some reigning in, but the characters are well-done, and you like the stories...it writes itself into the fiction, and it's good filmmaking...
August 29, 2019
The genre tropes are all alive and well and Scary Stories delivers them with élan but the dispiriting ending hangs over everything like a pall.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 27, 2019
Much of it plays like IT, Junior Edition, and I do mean that as a compliment. It is definitely PG-13 horror, but it really puts its proverbial back into it.
August 26, 2019
Building to a gratifying finale, the tale seems to end at a natural point before a very uninspired final scene tries to set up a sequel that this story definitely doesn't need.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2019
Proof, once again, that a creaky floorboard, judiciously used, is worth more than any expensive digital trickery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 26, 2019
Atmospheric, beautifully designed, with a charming storybook quality, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is the kind of horror you hope teenagers would be into, rather than the latest slasher flick or bit of torture porn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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