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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    78
    from 3 reviewers
  • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
    2019
    108 min
    PG-13
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision

    Director: André Øvredal

    Actors: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams

    Plot: On Halloween 1968, Stella and her two friends meet a mysterious drifter, Ramón, and uncover a sinister notebook of stories.

    Disc Release Date: 5 November 2019

    • Video
      82
    • Audio
      82
    • Extra
      70
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    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      80
    • Note: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is presented in 4K UHD courtesy of Lionsgate Films and CBS Films with a 2160p transfer in 2.39:1. The IMDb lists a couple of Arri Alexa models as having been used,...

    • Audio
      80
    • Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark features an intermittently robust Dolby TrueHD 5.1 mix, one that exploits expected startle effects, with sudden bursts of LFE and the like, but which actually gets some...

    • Extra
      60
    • Both the 1080p and 2160p discs offer the same slate of supplements: Dark Tales (1080p; 5:08) offers Guillermo del Toro talking about the Schwartz books and this adaptation. Retro Horror (1080p; 5:06) offers...

    • Movie
      70
    • Sometimes you just have to love Wikipedia, even if you understandably continue to hate it. I frankly wasn't that aware of the book series which spawned Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and in reading...

    • Total
      70
    • Kind of hilariously one day for really no reason I asked our Alexa to play the great old Theme from The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and "she" (because I refer to Alexa as a female) started a "station" based on...

    High-Def Digest review by Matthew Hartman
    • Video
      80
    • Scary Stories has a lot to tell In The Dark thanks to a pleasing 2160p 4K UHD Blu-ray with Dolby Vision HDR transfer. Apparently upsampled from a 2K digital intermediate, I'm a bit bummed to report that...

    • Audio
      80
    • Sporting a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 mix, Scary Stories offers up some effective scares. The biggest and best effect I loved about this mix was its smart and subdued surround presence. The audio mix actually works...

    • Extra
      50
    • While there are some decent bonus features to be found here, they're mostly tried and true EPK materials. The Creatures from the Shadows feature is a nice chunk of content so check that one out. All bonus...

    • Movie
      70
    • If there is a spooky abandoned mansion in your home town - don't go in there! That's a lesson every kid should know, but apparently, Stella (Zoe Margaret Colletti) and her palls Auggie (Gabriel Rush),...

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      80
    • Reading Scary Stories was a terrifying experience as a child. Seeing Scary Stories as an adult isn't quite as effective - but still a hell of a good time! While the need for a through-line plot may hamper...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
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      92
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    • Audio
      92
    • Extra
      70
    • Disc 1: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Blu-ray • “The Bellows Construct” Featurette • “Creature from the Shadows” Featurette • “Mood Reels”...

    • Movie
      60
    • I haven’t read he book series by Alvin Schwartz, nor had I heard of it prior to sitting down with Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark but, as a genre fan I had to give it a go, despite the tepid reaction...

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      79
    • It comes to Blu-ray in this Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack from Lionsgate Home Entertainment featuring excellent overall image quality, solid lossless 5.1 channel sound (no Atmos?) and a fan friendly assortment...