Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - Movie Review

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  • Semp:iternal
    Semp:iternal  38 minutes back

    I WANT THE COURAGE SAMARA T-SHIRT

    • Ryan
      Ryan  7 hours back

      This should have been based on the 3 books. 1 movie for each book. Short stories, 7-10 minutes each. Should've been violent, haunting, and rated R. Instead we got Nancy Drew fighting the Jangly Man. The only good part was the recreation of the monsters. It was hot garbage otherwise.

      • GamingTV
        GamingTV  7 hours back

        i love their book cover design, i bought the books just to have on my bookshelf, don't care to read it though

        • Chianne Parker
          Chianne Parker  8 hours back

          Dialogue and plot was absolute crap,
          It was too cliche, yuck. But the horror! Those scenes were amazing wow

          • Glorious Content
            Glorious Content  8 hours back

            Deathnote is a better magic book.

            • De Svenster
              De Svenster  13 hours back

              On point. Good review! Just saw it, and felt the exact same way.

              • Giggles
                Giggles  14 hours back

                Your t-shirt is great

                • Nuclear Poultry
                  Nuclear Poultry  14 hours back

                  A little late, I know, but I just posted my review for this film lol. The way you describe the old stories traumatizing you, but you loved it...you hit the nail on the head! I think most adults who grew up in the eighties/nineties feel the same way! That’s why I really enjoyed the movie, because I felt it pushed the envelope a little bit. This was a hard PG-13, if I’m being honest, and that’s exactly what it should have been!

                  • SKCrary
                    SKCrary  15 hours back

                    Helpful and thoughtful review

                    Thank you! I was considering seeing this movie or not; and now I think I will

                    • Frank Torres
                      Frank Torres  21 hours back

                      No mention of Marco Beltrami’s great score? :( I really wish more people talked about the music, it’s so important.

                      • Tisa Zop
                        Tisa Zop  1 days back

                        Chris you are so beautiful!

                        • Flyn
                          Flyn  1 days back

                          THE ENDING WAS TRASHHHH

                          • BuzzRatchet
                            BuzzRatchet  1 days back

                            Easily going to be a nice Halloween rewatch movie

                            • GB06 Chomp Chomp
                              GB06 Chomp Chomp  1 days back

                              Scary Stories had a lot of dualism
                              Movie theater scene with bullies and the Day of the Dead they were
                              Watching

                              Goosebumps meets Stranger Things meets Dawn of the Dead Meets Goosebumps Meets Tales from the Crypt Meets Candyman Meets CryptTv Meets Boy Meets World☻

                              • CineFutbol By Scarlos
                                CineFutbol By Scarlos  1 days back

                                If it was rated R a A+ movie forsure

                                • DuskCynderMaya
                                  DuskCynderMaya  2 days back

                                  I remember these books I would purposely look through the pages to avoid the art but then I realized;
                                  "Oh..That was dumb."

                                  I'll probably watch this movie.

                                  • Juan Garuti
                                    Juan Garuti  2 days back

                                    Chris, I like you, dude. But I personally found “the autopsy of jane dough” to be a movie with a somewhat interesting concept.... but that’s it. The movie itself is nothing but autopsy scenes with haunted house generic “””””scary”””””” scenes

                                    • Kevin Zimmer
                                      Kevin Zimmer  2 days back

                                      Nice! Wont go see anything without consulting Stuckmann first!

                                      • Marcus Worsham
                                        Marcus Worsham  2 days back

                                        Link to that shirt ...NOWWWW

                                        • Elizabeth Selvamohan
                                          Elizabeth Selvamohan  2 days back

                                          Can't wait for your review on IT Chapter 2!! 🤡🎈🎈🎈

                                          • GlynTR91
                                            GlynTR91  2 days back

                                            Am I only one wondering who took the blame for killing the police chief?

                                            • Ryan
                                              Ryan  7 hours back

                                              Ramon definitely going down for that one. No doubt.

                                          • paul fairweather
                                            paul fairweather  2 days back

                                            It’s a 15 here in Scotland. I went to see it and ducking shat myself

                                            • Zyzor
                                              Zyzor  2 days back

                                              Chris I 100% agree with you. My friends in elementary school and I would fight over these books. We were afraid of the stories but also addicted and hooked because of like you said “how wrong and eerie they felt” my first love of horror was my asshole mom making me watch Tim Burton’s sleepy hollow in theatres at age 8. Ever since then I was addicted to creepy horror although not gory slasher horror

                                              • Marc
                                                Marc  2 days back

                                                Am I the only one that coudlnt get into it at all , I tought the directing was way too colorful and fast paced to create any kind of atmosphere almost no long shot to install fear or suspens. I tought it was a complete waste of time , the characters were bland and dumb.

                                                • Miguel B
                                                  Miguel B  2 days back

                                                  pfft, i just watched The Autopsy of Jane Doe and it was just another by the numbers horror movie. they're looking through a peep hole trying to find the monster. Gee, i wonder whats gonna happen next? exactly what ur thinking is gonna happen. The dialogue is not great either. earlier on, the father and son keep switching roles from who's the believer of the occult and who is not. the son earlier on tells the father that something supernatural is going on. a few minutes later, the father tells him that (spoilers) she's still alive. the son then yells that that's not possible. no shit, didn't you already establish that something supernatural is happening? why is the father the believer now and you're not? they kept going back on forth for a bit in the beginning. and there's lots of dialogue that felt...stupid. like early 90's horror stupid. really surprised Chris thought this was good. it was just sooo, been there, seen that. it's not thrash, but definitely not in the "good" category.

                                                  • Leilani Donaldson
                                                    Leilani Donaldson  2 days back

                                                    It was so dumb!!

                                                    • A.J. Hart
                                                      A.J. Hart  2 days back

                                                      I think Stuckmann and I are of similar mind on this one.


                                                      This was done well and on a scariness level I'd put it at about "Trick R' Treat" level as far as how young a person should be before watching it. The resolution is something we've seen many times, but with competent directing and performances it's a cut above those (similar to "Hereditary," which had almost nothing original in it but was done well).


                                                      It was solid enough that I was not surprised the Guillermo del Toro's name was attached, but wasn't nearly what it would have been had he taken the reins.


                                                      The one dis I would give the flick was the steady drip of politics/social commentary throughout. It was entirely unnecessary and added nothing to the film. The back-story that Stuckmann referred to toward the end could have still been done without all the anti-war, anti-Nixon, most-white-people-are-racist items which added absolutely nothing to the movie. Seriously, they played pretty much no role in the development of the actual story.


                                                      I'd probably have to go B-/C+, but I'm jaded from the scores of streaming movies that are nothing but crap acting, day-for-night shooting and horrible sound/music.

                                                      • AsHLiegH-MaRie HoPe
                                                        AsHLiegH-MaRie HoPe  2 days back

                                                        I'm the same with horror and didn't like what they did to Goosebumps. Goosebumps u can look up on here and it is 100 times more creepy and they made it into a 5 year olds movie. ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK was scarier than half the trash they do now. I want to see this so hope it didn't suck... We must be close in age. I liked JANE DOE so now I'm real excited wooo

                                                        • Will akimbo
                                                          Will akimbo  3 days back

                                                          Just watched and totally agree was a 15 rating here in UK

                                                          • JorgitoFuegoTV
                                                            JorgitoFuegoTV  3 days back

                                                            The characters were bland and boring. The kid with the Pale lady was so annoying. Plus the jock wasn’t a right fir for a Jock. Lol

                                                            • Nookie Thephithack
                                                              Nookie Thephithack  3 days back

                                                              Omg..I remember the teachers reading those book in elementary...lol.

                                                              • Stoner Pothead Mongoose

                                                                I found out these stories on audio disk when I was in elementary school but I love these books and they are scary. But great review Chris.

                                                                • julian grey
                                                                  julian grey  3 days back

                                                                  I personally didn't care for the movie. [Spoilers] I didn't see a point with the girl being terrorized by her family and was locked in a room where she wrote these stories. In my head i was thinking "why". I also didn't care for the fact that these stories weren't being told. Just got straight to the point of the scare in no relation to the book. The girl just reads a piece of it and they go off trying to stop it and thats it. I kinda thought that it was gonna be like VHS where someone's reading these stories in this house they're exploring maybe and it takes you as the viewer to the story from there or something. (Just my opinion of course)

                                                                  • GigaSlayer 105
                                                                    GigaSlayer 105  3 days back

                                                                    So a movie with little story but never boring? How? At least this is a massive step up from most horror films.

                                                                    • MrFluffysteel
                                                                      MrFluffysteel  3 days back

                                                                      It was disappointing. Like an Afterschool Special.... 2/5.

                                                                      • Hat Ink
                                                                        Hat Ink  3 days back

                                                                        Love your shirt.

                                                                        • Keiz Hardy
                                                                          Keiz Hardy  3 days back

                                                                          It's a good movie, but I don't like the ending.

                                                                          • NightSpire
                                                                            NightSpire  3 days back

                                                                            I kinda wish the movie had kept some of the less fatal stories, like the toe lady could've been replaced with cemetery soup for a nice anti-climax.

                                                                            • Adam Schwinn
                                                                              Adam Schwinn  4 days back

                                                                              I think you should make the piano version of the intro in the actual intro, every time!! Sounds very professional

                                                                              • Hallow Venixya
                                                                                Hallow Venixya  4 days back

                                                                                The ending seemed kinda like sequel bait to me. I honestly wouldn't mind a sequel. Overall a pretty good movie.

                                                                                • Troin
                                                                                  Troin  2 days back

                                                                                  Hallow Venixya Maybe I have to watch it again, but it didn’t feel like that to me at all. Though, maybe that’s because I’m used to so many trashy horror films copying Halloween’s or Nightmare on Elm Street’s endings with the killer still being alive as a crutch for sequel bait rather than an unsettling ending that’s supposed to stick with you after watching it.

                                                                              • NegroJonesStrikesAgn
                                                                                NegroJonesStrikesAgn  4 days back

                                                                                What about the stuff?

                                                                                • no printer just fax
                                                                                  no printer just fax  4 days back

                                                                                  fucking hated this movie so much

                                                                                  • Sicko Gamer
                                                                                    Sicko Gamer  4 days back

                                                                                    Meh. It was boring. Very Cliche. Character literally said "you don't read the book, the book READS YOU!" *eye roll*

                                                                                    • Tetsuo Soprano
                                                                                      Tetsuo Soprano  3 days back

                                                                                      Sicko Gamer I found a lot of the dialogue to be lacking as well

                                                                                  • blake causey
                                                                                    blake causey  4 days back

                                                                                    I'm in the same boat Chris Ithe books were apart of my childhood too

                                                                                    • Earl Seagrave
                                                                                      Earl Seagrave  4 days back

                                                                                      Funny how now, since the movie is out, everybody somehow read these books as children! LMFAO, I was told about these books about 15 years ago from a couple of friends who actually did have them as children, I had never heard about them before that. Interesting though how NOBODY I told after that was even remotely familiar with them. I call bullshit on all you fuckers claiming you read these as children. I'd love to see your original copies or at least a modicum of proof.

                                                                                      • Blake Louthan
                                                                                        Blake Louthan  4 days back

                                                                                        Great review as always. I don’t really watch a lot reviews but I always know you’ll give a good review without spoilers and you’re not pretentious about your opinions.

                                                                                        • Mason Perez
                                                                                          Mason Perez  4 days back

                                                                                          At the end of the day we all payed to watch a KID'S horror movie so like the B is accacceptable

                                                                                          • whyjordie
                                                                                            whyjordie  4 days back

                                                                                            I felt like Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark was like the child version of Final Destination. Like one of them is next on death’s list but none of the deaths are gory or super disturbing.

                                                                                            • Troin
                                                                                              Troin  2 days back

                                                                                              whyjordie I thought the Harold bit was brutal, messed up and a clever way of having a terrifying and painful death while at the same time not relying on gore. Yeah, it’s not the same as skinning someone alive, but turning into a scarecrow from the inside out with straw coming out of your mouth is pretty brutal!