Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark


Katie Stover, Editorial Editor

What can I say about this movie? Well, its genre was Horror, but, personally, I believe it is better classified as a Comedy. This was one of the most hilarious movies that I have seen so far in 2019. I spent most of the movie laughing so hard I began snorting and crying. I believe I almost spilled my popcorn at one point. Stella’s curiosity for the weirdly paranormal gets the gang in a big pickle. Auggie’s germophobia and statistical facts make you rethink your hygiene routine. Chuck’s sarcastic nature will have your ribs hurting. Ramón’s mysterious backstory will have you on the edge of your seat. I went to the movies last Saturday night with my friends, fully intent on watching It: Chapter Two. However, because we are only fifteen they would not allow us to watch it without an adult twenty-one or older, and my mother did not want to stay and watch the movie. Therefore, we had to pick a different one. As it was already 7:35pm, we decided to watch Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark instead. Mostly because it was the only movie that we didn’t have to wait two hours to see. I, of course, was very disappointed about not being able to see It: Chapter Two, as it seems like one of the greatest horror films of all time. However, once the movie started I had forgotten all about my disappointment, and had become completely immersed in the events of Scary Stories. I believe the only real problem I had with those two hours was the fact that twelve year old neanderthals were continuously throwing quarters from the top of the theater. Besides that I thoroughly enjoyed myself. This movie, based on the childrens’ book, was an amazing film, and I would gladly see it again. I highly recommend this film to anyone looking for a good flick.