Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this movie to help facilitate this post. All opinions and love of naked mole rats are my own.
I am not gonna lie Scary movies are not my thing so when the kid asks me to watch an early screening of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark I wasn’t thrilled. Yes, I wanted to hang with my kid because now that he is 19 we rarely see each other with college and work but this movie WHY??
Well, I did it I pulled on my big girl pants you know the ones with Mickey mouse on them and grabbed my fluffy blanket with Olaf and snuggled in for what was sure to be a horrifying time. I am proud to say I made it through to the end and will enlighten you with my thoughts in a moment but first let’s talk about Scary Stories.
About Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Based on the book series by Alvin Schwartz, the movie is set in 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind…but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities in the small town of Mill Valley, where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. 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.
Was the movie good? It was ok it wasn’t overly scary but did have jump out of my seat moments. Would I watch it again? No, it just wasn’t my thing but it did have me wanting to read the books because as we all know books are better than movies. Did the kid like it? Yes, he loved every minute of it and is planning a watch party as soon as he can get a few friends together. Will, I join in no I think I’ll be too tired that night to stay up to watch.