REview – Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (2019)

André Øvredal’s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (The Autopsy Of Jane Doe) is a–for me–surprisingly effective horror anthology.

And it’s worth mentioning that that screenplay and one of the producers comes courtesy of Guillermo Del Toro, which means that you’re going to get effects as practical as possible which is always a good thing because practical effects gives something for actors to act against, as opposed to CGI-heavy movies, which typically have actors working opposite things like tennis balls.

The movie itself is based upon a series of books by Alvin Schwartz, who died in 1992, and while I haven’t read them, the movie feels like the source material may be richer than what we get to see in the movie.

As I said earlier, it’s a pretty good movie though what surprised me most was how funny it is (in a gallows humor sort of way, which I love).

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