Maria H. (ndm#130) (3345 Posts)

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scary stories to tell in the darkLet’s be real. I do not do scary movies. When Lionsgate sent us a copy of their newest release, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, to review, I was very apprehensive. Have you seen the front cover? My tween begged me to let her watch this movie. I was very certain that this was a full-out horror flick she should not watch, with a rating that would match my thoughts and back me up. As I began to research this movie, I found out that this movie was originally a book. But not just any book…a *children’s* book from 1981. And as for a rating? Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is rated PG-13. While some of it could be questionable, we watched the trailers and determined that this movie is definitely NOT what I thought it was.

About the Movie

It’s 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind…but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley, where for generations the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time. For a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying home, the stories become all too real in this spine-tingling film.

About the Blu-Ray/DVD

Take home Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and immerse yourself in the terrifying world with exclusive special features, including six featurettes on the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital releases and two featurettes on the DVD looking at the development of the creepiest creatures in the film, as well as the process of taking these classic tales from page to screen! Experience four times the resolution of full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes Dolby Vision, bringing entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker.

The Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.

4K UHD / BLU-RAY / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

• “The Bellows Construct” Featurette
• “Creature from the Shadows” Featurette
• “Mood Reels” Featurette
• “Behind-the-Scenes Trailers: Set Visits” Featurette
• “Dark Tales” Featurette
• “Retro Horror” Featurette

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

• “Dark Tales” Featurette
• “Retro Horror” Featurette

That PG-13 Rating

Essentially, this movie is a Tween/Teen horror flick. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is rated PG-13 for terror/violence, disturbing images, thematic elements, language including racial epithets, and brief sexual references. While some of these reasons might cause you to raise a few eyebrows, these instances do give the opportunity for discussion with your tween/teen about these issues. I will warn you – there are a few really gross parts that I covered my eyes on. I definitely do not recommend this movie for smaller children.

A Spooky Make-Up Tutorial

To get into the sp0oky spirit, we have a ghastly, hair-raising Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Makeup Tutorial – perfect for your horror-loving tween/teen (or even yourself!)

Bring home Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark for your tween/teen that might feel they are too big to go trick-or-treating. It’s a perfect Halloween movie for this age group!

What do you think?

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