Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

Stella is a teenage writer of horror stories. She and her friends find a book inside a haunted house and discover that the stories in the book come to life in horrific ways. Can they stop the terror before it consumes them?

The movie is based on the children’s books that scared the crap out of most kids who grew up with them. I remember reading In A Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by the same author. I don’t remember it being that scary.

It’s got some good moments, but overall, I wasn’t that impressed. Most of the frights were just jump scares with no real impact. Some of the special FX were cool.

If you enjoyed the stories, you’ll probably like seeing your childhood nightmares come to life on the screen. Everyone else will be somewhat bored.

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