‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Sequel Still In the Works Confirms Director André Øvredal

Even more scary stories to come...

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Credit: CBS Films

After bringing to life Alvin Schwartz’ haunting creatures in 2019’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, 4 years later, Andre Øvredal is releasing his newest film The Last Voyage of the Demeter‘ this week in theaters.

‘Scary Stories’,  a successful, PG-13 horror film, left a mark at the box office and in people’s minds for being an accessible, but still gnarly adaptation of the popular children’s book. Not long after it’s release, talks of a sequel followed. This felt almost inevitable, especially with the cliffhanger ending, suggesting there being much more to be done after the credits.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Credit: CBS Films

During an interview with IGN about his newest film, Øvredal gave some insight into where the ‘Scary Stories’ sequel currently stands.

“We have a story. We have a script. We’ve been working on the script as late as last year and even slightly into this year.

“The process obviously stopped with the strike — but it’s alive, for sure. COVID and then [Demeter] eating up two years of my life certainly put a dent in the progress.”

After producing the first film, Guillermo del Toro seems to once again be on board, but this time with a ‘story by’ credit.

With three Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books in total, what new stories might we see in the upcoming film?

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