The new spooky season is approaching alongside with the highly-anticipated movie adaptation of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Behind this film is Guillermo del Toro in the role of producer and André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Trollhunter) as director. Pieces and bits of footage of the film we have seen are nothing to this trailer.

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This new trailer has given us a clearer look at what we will get.

Sneak preview in NYC

This Monday in NYC there was a sneak preview of the film. At that event, Øvredal and Toro presented this new trailer alongside with some new short clips of the upcoming film. They have also explained further about the film, they said that the film will contain from 4 to 5 stories from the book ("Harold" is definitely one of them from what we have seen in the trailer).

In fact, the center plot of the whole thing is that the stories are attached to the personal fears of the one who are experiencing/ reading them. The book's stories would be different based on the personality of the characters. For example, in the trailer, Auggie( played by Gabriel Rush) the picky eater, meets a creature without a toe - the one that Auggie finds in the soup, Ew!!

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In the trailer, Auggie the picky eater meets with a creature without its toe.

The Filmmakers duo

The duo also commented on the PG-13 rating of the film ( Øvredal said that there will be no blood in this film) to express their opinion that scary as this film could be, the books are supposed for young audiences.

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Guillermo del Toro also stated that he thought childhood is the most dangerous time in life.

Guillermo del Toro also stated that he thought childhood is the most dangerous time in life. He thought that it is the golden time in our life. But when reflecting back to his childhood, he said that he didn't have that kind of experience because he was in Jesuit school (kinda a prison for him). However, according to del Toro, Øvredal was able to capture that into this film and made the kids in this film much more complex. He commented that unlike other films with one-dimensional kids, the kids are more complex and frail in this film, plus they do die.

The film will hit theaters on the 9th of August.