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Year
2019
Runtime
108 min.
Director
André Øvredal
Genres
Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Rating *
6.5
Votes *
0
Checks
187
Favs
6
Dislikes
4
Favs/checks
3.2% (1:31)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. Lilu Milcalova's avatar

    Lilu Milcalova

    wanna be "it"...i did not care very much for the kids... i was expecting more. 5 days 15 hours ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Amblin throwbacks are big right now, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark definitely fits that subgenre. And it's a well put together movie too, if a bit low-contrast for most movie screens. It gets a little dark in the theater at times, especially early on. Trollhunter's André Øvredal lets himself be guided by producer Del Toro in the way the book's illustrations are referenced, giving some of the sequences an unreal look, but there are still plenty of thrill and chills regardless. This may be aimed at younger audiences (it's PG horror rather than R), it still has a good creep factor, coupled with compelling young leads involved in a ticking-clock investigation of what's happening to them. An adaptation of a volume of short stories could have had a cursory frame tale and felt like an anthology movie. Not the case. The stories written in blood are part of the plot - that item you pick up in Cabin in the Woods that sets everything in motion - with a stable cast of characters to care about even as the book's monsters come out of the woodwork to chase them. Nice themes going on as well, Nixon's 1968 election going on in the background relating to the secrets of the antagonist's family, for example. 1 week 3 days ago
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