In a small town in PA around the year 1968, About five teens in the area go to a haunted house and take away a storybook, doesn’t seem too creepy yet right. Well, that’s the ingredients needed to get this movie on a roll, let us see, creepy small town and bad teenagers on a crazy horrifying adventure. you have the important pieces. now this movie shows us how the talented minds of writer Alvin Schwartz and director Andre Ovredel take the pieces and turn this movie into amazing magic. Ovredel’s vision is well respected in this movie. Now, you might be a bit estranged to the “Scary Stories” books with frightening stories by Alvin Schwartz alongside the man behind the illustrations Stephen Gammell if you didn’t have backyard tent fun, and telling tales by campfires with marshmallows to snack on.
But no study work is needed for this movie, there no having to go read the “Scary Stories” trilogy to get updated for this old school type of film. Your love for this type of fantasy horror genre will give you all the satisfaction you are looking for. The younger audience might find themselves starting to have a wanting for horror movies after what “Scary movies to tell in the dark” has to offer. Stella, who is an introvert, plays a part in the center of the movie. She is a writer who has issues with her dad and loves scary things, as her room is fully styled with folk tales and critters that she glorifies. One night Stella and friends were getting bothered by a couple of bullies at a movie drive in, they were saved by Ramon, A Mexican guy that was just passing through town but after helping Stella and her crew, he decides to just stick around a bit. Then we have the beautiful and popular girl Ruth and her brother Chuck and nerd by the name of Auggie.
So there’s this one night that this cast makes a visit to this spooky boarded mansion with a past that’s quite horrific, they take away a book from there that belonged to Sarah Bellows, she was a very dangerous person and that book that these kids took belonged to Sarah’s spiritt and they disrupted the hostile ghost that was put away by her family, who were wicked and loaded with funds. Then one by one the camp starts facing Sarah’s vengeance.
Slowly in the book, frightful stories start appearing designed with the fears of the teens. Writer Alvin gets very creative with this idea by giving the viewers some great scenes. Ovradel makes all the arrangements take pop out in a way of there own. showing all the magic touches that he had stored for this movie. With an inconsistent amount of success with this little plot, the movie uses the country’s racism and political points. With creation so detailed by creative David Brisbin, he brings that era to the film, as we are reminded of the war in vietnam and see posters with Nixon on them. “Scary Stories” definitely holds its own in the horror movie genre.