I'm sure everyone remembers those legendary short stories from the super popular "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" series. If you don't, obviously you lived under a huge rock when you were little.
My favorite genre of literally anything is horror. Sometimes I second guess if I'm lowkey a dark person because of how much I enjoy it. When I first saw the trailer for this, I was fairly excited. But I won't lie, it did make me a bit nervous. Although I'm completely obsessed with spirits, serial killers, and urban legends, I have seen my fair share of terrible horrible films in my lifetime. Honestly, it irritates me when a seemingly great screenplay is ruined by poor acting or camera effects. I thought to myself, "I'm not sure if this will be great."
then it finally made it's debut, but I usually never see a film the day it premiers, why torture yourself with not being able to get a comfortable seat. Anyways, an entire month went by before I finally made arrangements to check it out. It wasn't anything to necessarily brag about, but it was way better than I expected.
I was shocked that the creepy characters actually looked exactly like they were described in the books; great job to the costume designers! Maybe since I have grown up, it takes a lot to shake me up. The horror and violence committed against the characters were a bit cheesy, but I can totally see why someone younger than me would be frightened. Also, certain camera effects shocked me! In a good way; I felt that time and effort were put into reviving a childhood creep factor. The acting was not too bad either; if anything, the actors and actresses played their roles exactly how I thought they would.
I applaud everyone who worked on this project, thank you for filling my head with those scary characters again.