If you saw Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark in theaters last year, then you know that the story was left open for a sequel, and now it's being reported that one is indeed in the works, with a lot of the first film's creative team coming back.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Guillermo del Toro (who produced Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and was credited as one of the writers of the screen story, along with Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan) will return to write the screen story for the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark sequel, with the writers of the first film, Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman, also coming back to write the screenplay for the sequel.

André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Trollhunter) is expected to return as the director of the sequel, which is in the works at Paramount and Entertainment One.

Casting details have yet to be revealed, so we'll have to wait and see if the characters who survived the first film will return in the sequel. Like the previous film, the sequel will be based on the short story collections by writer Alvin Schwartz and artist Stephen Gammell, and while several of the collections' iconic stories were featured in the first movie, there are plenty of other stories and creepy characters waiting to be brought to life in the next film.

We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are revealed, and in case you missed it, read our previous interviews with director André Øvredal and co-star Javier Botet.

Source: THR
  • Derek Anderson
    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.