*Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” is the highly anticipated film adaptation of the iconic book series from Alvin Schwartz, produced by Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro and directed by André Øvredal.
Ahead of its home entertainment release, we have an exclusive clip of the haunting character Sarah Bellows, the originator of the titular stories.
Here’s Scary Stories‘ official synopsis, according to Rotten Tomatoes:
It’s 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind… but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is 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 tome.
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You can try to run, but the story will find you.
— Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (@ScaryStoriesMov) October 18, 2019
Here’s what del Toro had to say about the project:
“This  is a time when kids were disappearing. This was a time where they were going to a war they had only heard of, like a story, you know? But they didn’t really have a reason to be there and die there,” del Toro told SYFY WIRE. “And I said, ‘I think the death of the innocence of the United States happens in the sixties.’ You know, you leave childhood, and you step into a very dark, brutal adulthood. I thought this is the time to do the right of passage.”
He added, “That’s what was great about the books. Alvin Schwartz tapped into stories that were seemingly universal.”
Scary Stories’ arrives on Digital October 22 and on 4K Ultra H Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand November 5 from Lionsgate.
Scroll up and watch the exclusive clip above.