Review: “Boring Stories To Tell In The Dark” (Did I say boring? I Meant To Say Scary)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”27869″ img_size=”800×450″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (2019)

Synopsis: The shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large in the small town of Mill Valley for generations. It’s in a mansion that young Sarah Bellows turns her tortured life and horrible secrets into a series of scary stories. These terrifying tales soon have a way of becoming all too real for a group of unsuspecting teens who stumble upon Sarah’s spooky home.

Now, this movie was a very highly anticipated movie for me when it was announced. Guillermo del Toro to produce this very famous adaptations from the books to the screen.
I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED! The first 10 minutes I enjoyed and then this movie becomes a clustered, overloaded, contrived story!

The only good things I can say about this film that was fine or good is the atmosphere and the semi-body horror and the kid who played chuck was the only descent character. Every character other than chuck is pretty one note and really have no impact on the story other then… dying. This movie tries to be an intricate horror film for teens with that fat PG-13 rating on it.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”27868″ img_size=”800×450″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]They try to give a back story with the book of scary stories with a Sarah Bellows character that turns out to be haunting the book and writing stories that kill the kids. And, I forgot to mention the trailer spoils every monster in the film and who pretty much dies. This film is almost 2 hours and maybe 15 minutes of it actually involves the monster coming after a kid and when they do come there is no tension, because you don’t care about the characters.

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They add time travel that makes absolutely no sense towards the end and then there is a suspected racist cop in the start of it and then they try to convince you that he looks at the Hispanic kid differently because he’s to scared to being forced to enlist in the Vietnam war. The ending sets up a blatant sequel that I hope does not be made, I hope. I could go more into this film, but if you want to see it go ahead. I don’t recommend it, but this film is how not to make a horror movie.

In the end DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE and I give it a 3/10.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”” align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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