The breakout movie from last year directed by André Øvredal is likely to get a sequel after reports emerged that it's in early development.
Horror fanatics, get ready for yet another terrifying ride as Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is all set to return to the cinemas near you in the not-too-far future. Hype for the movie has already peaked after reports suggested that a sequel is in early development stages.
Last year, the teen horror film turned out to be a break-out hit, grossing over $105 million on a reported budget of around $28 million. Along with a solid box-office run, the movie also garnered generally favorable reviews from critics and audiences alike, receiving a 78% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes from a total of 221 reviews. Also, considering the way the movie ended, there were talks that a sequel was a dead-on certainty.
The first movie featured Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Zajur, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, and Lorraine Toussant and music from Marco Beltrami and Anna Drubich. Currently, several reports doing the rounds suggest that Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark 2 is likely to have most of the original cast return, along with director André Øvredal who will be back at the helm for yet another outing. However, there's no news on whether Guillermo Del Toro will return in his role as producer/writer, which plenty of fans are hoping for—his valuable input could ensure yet another successful outing. Not to mention, the additional boost the sequel will receive just by having the legendary writer/director/producer associate himself with the project once again.
Although there's no clear indication as to what the plot of the sequel will be like, we can safely assume that the second installment will circle around the protagonist, Stella, venturing deep into the book penned by the deceased Sarah Bellows. There's no dearth of terrifying stories either given the original source material by Alvin Schwartz, which has a few more books worth of scary stuff on offer.
Some of the stories we would like to see are The Wolf Girl, May I Carry Your Basket, Sam's New Pet, and High Beams. Whatever the screenwriters decide to put in the movie, one thing is for certain, the sequel is going to scare our pants off just as the first one did. Stay tuned for updates.