The movie adaptation of “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” now has an official trailer. Directed by André Øvredal, working off a screenplay by Guillermo del Toro, Patrick Melton, and Marcus Dunstan, the movie is scheduled to hit theaters this August.

The thriller is an adaptation of the popular Alvin Schwartz series of the same name. “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, and Natalie Ganzhorn.

The studio described the story on social media saying, “It’s 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind…but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large.” The studio added, “It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time—stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying home.”

Fans of the original stories can watch the new trailer below.

“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” hits theaters on August 9th, opening against Milo Ventimiglia’s “The Art of Racing in the Rain;” Tom Shadyac’s “Brian Banks;” the animated-comedy “Dora and the Lost City of Gold;” and DC’s “The Kitchen” with Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss, and Tiffany Haddish.

The big competition for the movie will be “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” which opens the week before, and “47 Meters Down: Uncaged” which opens the weekend after. “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” has a small window of opportunity to shine in theaters; then it will have an uphill battle against new releases.

Guillermo del Toro, Sean Daniel, Jason F. Brown, J. Miles Dale, and Elizabeth Grave produced the movie, with Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman writing the screenplay.

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