Atom User Reviews for Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark
Best horror film of the year, a great packaging of familiar stories, and just a really fun movie
If youre looking for a scare, this prob isnt it. thats not to say the movie didnt have its creepy moments. the only thing that saved this movie was the story behind it.
movie would have been better if it was released in October.
A sort of welcome throwback, a horror movie cleverly designed to be more spooky than truly grisly. That leaves it, however, in a bit of a no-man's land, as this PG-13-rated film is still too scary for the tweens that might be drawn to the challenge and not jarring enough for older horror buffs accustomed to far worse.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is drenched with symbolism and layered with ideas about lost innocence and the power of stories — and the power of creating something that resonates with an audience for years and years. I suspect this movie will do exactly that.
All of these beasties are scary. Though they'd be much more so if they felt less like franchisable IP and more like fervent expressions of the ills of the eras on which the film aims to comment.