Guillermo Del Toro & André Øvredal Set Ensemble Cast For ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’

Posted by on August 27, 2018

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Darkthe CBS Films/eOne feature adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s YA novel series, has added Michael Garza (Wayward PinesThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1), Austin Abrams (Brad’s StatusThe Americans), Gabriel Rush (Moonrise KingdomThe Grand Budapest Hotel), Austin Zajur (Fist FightKidding), and Natalie Ganzhorn (Make it PopWet Bum) to the cast as production commences this week. They join Zoe Colletti in the André Øvredal-directed movie, who Deadline exclusively announced last week.


In Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark a group of horrific deaths have impacted a small town and it’s up to a group of teens to solve them.

“We spent months searching for and assembling the perfect group of actors to help us realize the most terrifying adaptation that we could conceive,” said André Øvredal.  Producer and screenwriter Guillermo del Toro agreed, adding, “I am honored to support Andre’s vision and, with our partners, to bring the incredible world of Scary Stories to the screen.” Deadline first announced del Toro getting this project off the ground back in January 2016; the filmmaker has been a longtime fan of the book series and owns ten of the books’ original illustrations by Stephen Gammell.