Atom User Reviews for Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark

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Verified Review
#boring

#boring just so you will read this review!! This movie was refreshing to watch! That del toro fella really knows how to put a great flick together. I had goosebumps the whole time and it almost made me climax!

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Janessa L
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the people that sat next to us made the movie horrible they did not shut up

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franklin T
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#creepy
#intense
#clever
#terrifying

This is a fun and honest take on the books from childhood. It is creepy with some good jump scares.

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Scott B
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#creepy
#terrifying

Very creepy, not so many pop ups, but the creatures were definitely nightmarish

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Crys V
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#snoozefest
#justokay
#boring
#slow

Terrible stilted script - predictable and not scary in the least! We left after 40 minutes

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Hunter H
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#slow
#notmyfave
#snoozefest

I fell asleep twice.

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Andrey G
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Tried to be IT but failed. Overall sloppy and afraid to really "go there", so you're left unsatisfied. GOOD as a TV show, not good as a movie.

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Jacob K
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#creepy
#heartpounding

I loved this book series as a kid and it was cool seeing it as a movie

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Rachel C
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it was okay.

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Daren Michael Allen K
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#creepy
#heartpounding
#boring
#odd
#extraweirddddddd
#justokay
#terrifying
#weird
#intense

A book basically writes about your fear lame

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BeaMary T
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it was ok.. I thought it would be better because of the trailer ...

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January M
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Awesome!!!!

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Chira W
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It was alright. I usually don’t rate this low but I give it a 3.6/5. It was kind of corny but the monsters were very well developed.

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Romiano R
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almost slept #was shlumped

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Ivan C
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Movie was great. Just wish the kids who sat near us would stop talking and laughing so loud...throughout the entire movie. But besides that a great movie.

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Taj M
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Trash

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Jonathan B
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great writers and excellent special effects.

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Paul M
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Very creative movie. Guillermo Del Toro Is creative and very smart. I

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David M
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Hilarious

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Carlos A
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Not creepy at all

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Sonnfred B
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I can’t believe I paid $5 for a Disney channel movie

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Angela T
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Not bad for PG-13.

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Anshil S
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It wasn’t your typical scary movie it was more unsettling than your jumpscare slash and hack em ups.

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Benjamin M
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It was okay...

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Chris P
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Wasn’t scary, more of uncomfortable

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Tyler L
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Meh

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George A. H
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Excellent! Very well written....

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Mary T
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Pretty decent PG13 horror movie until the ending.

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Travis J
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good spooky movie for kids

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Edith T
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This is not the best movie in the world, but the practical effects were amazing and the movie was entertaining!

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Felipe S
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This movie was garbage! I want my money back!

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Flavio M
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Story wise it was ok. Turning short stories into a film is a challenge on it own so I can forgive them for the plot and stuff but unfortunately the cgi enhanced the ghouls(?) and made them look pretty bad and they used actual performers in costume. I wished it could of looked a bit more natural but oh well.

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Wendy S
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My boyfriend and I fell asleep

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Bryanna R
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Predictable but a great movie. If you enjoy the book, you’ll enjoy the movie. Just a lot of jump up scares.

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Melinda H
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👊

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Tommy B
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Bad. Skip this movie. Wish I could get my money back

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Diana R
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It was good but not very scary

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Jake P
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boring they dumb the movie down book had way more action

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Nalo B
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#slow
#predictable
#snoozefest

Would have rather just watched 10-15 mini stories from the books made into 10 minute videos. Not scary at all. But that’s what happens when you make a pg13 scary movie.

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Nicholas F
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#intense
#mustsee
#creepy
#great

Very fun and engaging movie. Great for first time horror movie watchers

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Kenea D
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#creepy
#terrifying
#great

Loved it better then I throught it would. Be must see

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Peter G
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#snoozefest
#slow
#justokay

just not that fascinating for a dark Guillermo movie

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Robert F
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#cliché
#snoozefest
#predictable
#boring

Not scary

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Monique O
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#trash
#snoozefest

DON’T waste your money on this garbage. Not scary at all! Highly disappointed and far from recommending to anyone!

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D. K
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#notmyfave
#predictable
#familyfriendly

Was very strange. Would not see again

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Michelle J
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#creepy
#surprising
#great

a very good movie

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Antroine W
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#creepy
#mustsee
#clever
#terrifying

loved this movie a must see again

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adan R
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#great
#mustsee

Great movie really enjoyed it

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Michael R
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#creepy
#justokay
#datenight

Wasn’t what I expected but I wasn’t disappointed. Maybe because of the younger cast but I thought they lacked the UMPH of scariness. The story plot was terrific. I definitely can see a Final Destination type of making with this. We will see. I say 3.

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HomieDread M
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#justokay

wasn't really related to the book. just showed the monsters from it

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Efrain P

Metacritic

60
Aug 9, 2019

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.

Brian Lowry
CNN
80
Aug 8, 2019

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.

Metacritic review by Matt Singer
Matt Singer
ScreenCrush
50
Aug 7, 2019

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.

Metacritic review by Keith Uhlich
Keith Uhlich
The Hollywood Reporter