So often the best thing about late summer is the horror movies that appear in theaters at this time of year.. even with it being early August, back to school shopping and the faint chill of night time air becomes a reminder of the Halloween season to come.. Tracing back history, you can see that August horror flicks have proven successful even back to the 2001 sleeper JEEPER CREEPERS..
This year SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK is fetching amazingly great reviews.. People ages 20 and 30 and 40 something are all reliving parts of their childhood thanks to this film and Guillermo del Toro..
From very late updates tonight:
CBS Films, eOne and Lionsgate’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark led all new wide releases in terms of previews last night, generating $2.33 million from over 2,500 locations. The performance compares well to Escape Room ($2.34m) and Pet Sematary ($2.3m), which opened with $28.1 million and $24.5 million respectively.
The movie is NOT set to be the top film at the box–that seems to be HOBBS AND SHAW..
But anything can still happen.
The film is ranking around 80% on ROTTEN TOMATOES… people who saw the film tell me that it’s amazing, with a great mixture of the books interwoven into a wonderfully beautiful movie