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SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK

 
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At Theaters: 8/9/2019 On Video:
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 51 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 601406
Studio: C B S Films
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A group of young teens must solve the mystery surrounding sudden and macabre deaths in their small town.
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Horror - While rated PG-13, this horror film is much too intense for kids, despite being based on best-selling books that are aimed at the pre- teen set and above. There is no overly graphic gore but the darkness and intensity will be disturbing. Newcomers play the young lead characters, with some familiar character actors turning up in supporting roles.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Zoe Colletti CITY ON A HILL, WILDLIFE
Michael Garza THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 1
Gabriel Rush THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Austin Abrams PUZZLE, BRAD'S STATUS
Director: Andre Overdal TUNNELEN
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Not provided by studio.
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 12 S-words; 3 GD's; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Hits, falls, struggles with minimal blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: Chases on foot.
COMEDY: Darkly comic lines and sight gags.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Good "Scary Stories” is a strangely uplifting throwback to old-fashioned clans of investigative teens. While it doesn't break any new ground, there is plenty of vintage fun to be had with kids who feel their way through life's impending fears and live to tell the tale.

Rolling Stone Full Review
Above Average It's all a lot of chain-rattling, black-cat-screeching fun, though not such a blast that you don't notice how generic and ramshackle the whole endeavor feels, or that an ending that can best be summed up as "Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?” doesn't necessarily tie everything together the way the creators would like it to.

Rex Reed Full Review
Above Average ...stripped of the full gory toolbox normally gifted horror directors, Øvredal ends up relying too much on ear-piercing jump scares. There is never that kind of palpable and encroaching sense of dread in Scary Stories that even the lesser Conjuring films just ooze.

Slant Magazine Full Review
Above Average The filmmakers, at first, take their time getting to the spooky stuff, reveling in midcentury American suburbia in autumn and the circumstances of its characters. But too often the supernatural slayings feel disconnected from the preceding character development.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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