Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (23 August 2019) directed by André Øvredal

raigraphixs

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Produced by Guillermo del Toro, CBS Films and Lionsgate will release their Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark adaptation in US theaters on August 9, 2019.

Directed by André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe)

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Rambo John J

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nice trailer, but I couldn't help laughing when she said "you don't read the book, the book reads you". Have they not seen Tropic Thunder? :laugh:
 

BAN5HEE

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I really enjoyed the AOJD, so fingers crossed these might be entertaining.
 

bruce-leroy

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TAOJD is a brilliant horror movie that uses atmosphere rather than the lazy, obvious “jump scare” tactics that most directors like to employ ad infinitum.
 

Rambo John J

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I can't say I've ever seen anything terrifying, or as much as a single disturbing image, in a PG13 flick, personally.
I don't honestly believe you can make effective horror with anything less than an R rating. I shall have to find out if that holds true when it's released, I guess.
 

QuestShield

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I can't say I've ever seen anything terrifying, or as much as a single disturbing image, in a PG13 flick, personally.
I don't honestly believe you can make effective horror with anything less than an R rating. I shall have to find out if that holds true when it's released, I guess.

Poltergeist, wasn't that PG at the time (in a pre PG-13 era)? Had a lot of disturbingly spooky images that still haunt the nethers of my subconscious.
 

Rambo John J

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Poltergeist, wasn't that PG at the time (in a pre PG-13 era)? Had a lot of disturbingly spooky images that still haunt the nethers of my subconscious.

I'm sure it was a 15. Considering the dude pulls his face apart in the kitchen I don't see them letting that go in a PG back then when they cut the far less gory Mola Ram pulls the guy's heart out through his chest in Temple Of Doom.

just checked the BBFC website, Poltergeist's a 15
POLTERGEIST | British Board of Film Classification
 

QuestShield

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I'm sure it was a 15. Considering the dude pulls his face apart in the kitchen I don't see them letting that go in a PG back then when they cut the far less gory Mola Ram pulls the guy's heart out through his chest in Temple Of Doom.

just checked the BBFC website, Poltergeist's a 15
POLTERGEIST | British Board of Film Classification

Perhaps at the time or in USA only it was PG.

It was rated PG on appeal. Originally, the film was supposed to be rated R because it contained violence and gore, not to mention it was quite scary at times. But, Spielberg and his crew appealed the rating and the MPAA agreed to lower the rating from R to PG. PG-13 did not yet exist when Poltergeist was made.

Thing is, real human corpses were used in that film. :eek:
 

Rambo John J

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Thing is, real human corpses were used in that film. :eek:

That's a Tobe Hooper thing though isn't it, he did the same in Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I would not be at all surprised if that was his only real contribution to making Poltergeist.
He was only there to do as he was instructed and keep Spielberg's chair warm
 

Foster

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Unlimited Screening on the 20th.
 

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