Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark trailer: The Jangly Man is coming


The latest trailer for André Øvredal’s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark has come to warn us about the Jangly Man… and other supernatural creatures.

Most horror fans got involved in the genre at a very young age, some through movies and TV shows, and others through literature. It’s in the realm of books that we find a children’s series that stands out from the rest, especially for its illustrations: Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark.

Schwartz’s stories took inspiration from urban legends and folklore, and while they are scary on their own, Stephen Gammell’s illustrations truly brought the scare factor to another level. The time has come for Gammell’s art and Schwartz’s stories to make the jump to the big screen thanks to André Øvredal and Guillermo del Toro, who are not only bringing some well-known creatures but also a new one that promises to give us a few sleepless nights.

The first trailer for Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark featured a couple of these creatures, including Harold the scarecrow and The Pale Lady, but the newest trailer is all about a new monster: The Jangly Man.

According to Del Toro and the crew, this new character is a blend of Gammell’s illustrations, but best of all is that it was portrayed practically. Ah, yes: that’s a real person right there.

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His name is Troy James and he is a contortionist, who has also portrayed other strange creatures in Channel Zero, The Flash, and most recently in Neil Marshall’s Hellboy. He was also a featured performer on Travel Channel’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not!  We’ll also see him in IT: Chapter 2, but something deep in my soul tells me that the source of our nightmares will be The Jangly Man, no matter what James does in Derry.

The trailer pretty much warns us about the Jangly Man and rightfully so – he looks terrifying. He, along with the Pale Lady, Harold, and The Toe Monster, are the product of Sarah Bellows’ imagination, a young girl who turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories written in a book that is found by a group of teenagers decades later. But these stories somehow take over the real world, turning it into a living nightmare.

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Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark, very much like the Jangly Man, is coming very soon and it’s set to be released on August 9.

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