So, back in January, we received several teaser trailers for the film adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which really dragged us by the nostalgia all the way back to the Scholastic Book Fair.
Well this week we FINALLY received a full-length trailer for the film and HOLY HECK, BATMAN, it looks absolutely horrifying:
The film takes place in 1968 and follows a group of friends living in a small town called Mill Valley. The town has a lot of spooky lore around it (as small towns do), mainly involving the Bellows family — A creepy family who lived in a mansion that still looms over the town.
One fateful day, Stella (Zoe Margaret Colletti) stumbles upon a book that once belonged to Sarah Bellows, a mysterious girl with many dark secrets, who loved to tell ~scary stories~ of her own.
And, because after all this time pop culture characters still haven't learned that reading from a strange book is an awful idea...
...Stella and her friends accidentally unleash all kinds of terrifying monsters onto their unsuspecting town.
The trailer ALSO teases the live-action depiction of some of our absolute FAVORITE ghosts and ghouls from the franchise, including Harold the scarecrow:
The big toe-hunting corpse:
Whatever the sweet heck this thing is:
And, of course, the super-creepy Pale Lady:
Now, another thing we learned this week is that this film will NOT be an anthology. It will be a single, cohesive story that ties together all of our favorite monsters from the original books into one linear tale of terror.
And naturally, fans had a whole lot of feelings:
Because, if you love horror now, chances are these books are the reason why:
And also because it doesn't look like they cut corners on just how terrifying they're willing to make a movie based on books most of us read before we hit our teens:
So yeah, there ya have it! How pumped are you to relive this childhood trauma? What was YOUR favorite story from the book series? Sound off in the comments below!