Guillermo del Toro horror Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark screened in advance for Cineworld Unlimited members last night, and the reactions are in.
Based on the bestselling short story series by Alvin Schwartz, this spooky chiller revolves around a haunted book that unleashes hideous monsters on a sleepy American town.
Heather Fell says that despite a shaky start, the movie's creepiness increased as it went on.
Disappointing start, felt very similar to a Final Destination movie but improved towards the end with some decent scares. Weird at times and felt fairly inconsistent but overall an easy and good watch!— Heather Fell (@hfell20) August 20, 2019
Daniel Mumford says things are left wide open for a sequel.
I enjoyed it but it could have done with a bit more backstory for the past events, also it's obviously left open for a sequel, but left open by not really having a proper ending!... #UnlimitedScreening #ScaryStoriesMovie— SIR DAN MUMFORD (@DanRogueMumford) August 20, 2019
Mr Chris says the movie has everything for an enjoyably spooky time.
Really enjoyed it brilliant story and brilliant scares glad I watched— Mr chris (@chris_H_84) August 20, 2019
Kirsty says it's a Halloween treat that's come early.
Fantastic Movie. was hooked within the first 3 minutes. The countdown to Halloween is officially on— Kirsty (@Nerdy__Goddess) August 20, 2019
On the other hand, That Guy says that for him, the movie doesn't live up to its potential.
Started of great then became okay then became meh. Disappointing, it had potential but felt really generic though it had a few decent moments throughout— That Guy (@keysersozeisme) August 20, 2019
Chris Wilkinson agrees that it should have been scarier.
It was rather patchy. When it was good it was very entertaining and sometimes quite scary, but at other points it went rather flat and dull. 6/10 for me.— Chris Wilkinson (@ChrisJWilkinson) August 20, 2019
And Lynda Sharp says she was hoping to be creeped out more.
Was ok, the story had promise. The effects at the beginning were great, but not so much for the rest of the film. Very predictable in places & well, I wasn't scared at all - even with the bugs, which is surprising as in phobia those creepies! Had hoped for much better #Meh pic.twitter.com/BoCtlfAqZK— Lynda Sharp (@Lady_Cupcakez) August 20, 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark goes on wide release on 23rd August. Those who missed out last night can check out the trailer below – sweet dreams!
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