Written by Dan and Kevin Hagemen (with some help from Guillermo del Toro)
Directed by André Øvredal
Starring Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza and Gabriel Rush
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for terror/violence, disturbing images, thematic elements, language including racial epithets, and brief sexual references.
Running time: 1 hour and 51 minutes
by Allison Yakulis
I’d like to suggest that Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) is a family friendly(-ish) horror film. I’m not talking about your spooky/macabre comedies like The Addams Family (of which there is an impending reboot set to drop in October) or Hocus Pocus (1993) or anything you’d indiscriminately show the kiddos - Scary Stories is certainly unsettling enough to have earned its PG-13 rating. But if you have a few tweens running around that seem to have a budding interest in horror, it’ll likely make the perfect gateway drug, much like its source material has been doing for almost 40 years.