Atom User Reviews for Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark
#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!
the people that sat next to us made the movie horrible they did not shut up
This is a fun and honest take on the books from childhood. It is creepy with some good jump scares.
Very creepy, not so many pop ups, but the creatures were definitely nightmarish
Terrible stilted script - predictable and not scary in the least! We left after 40 minutes
I fell asleep twice.
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.
I loved this book series as a kid and it was cool seeing it as a movie
it was okay.
A book basically writes about your fear lame
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.