The writers and director of the 2019 horror movie ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ are back. More dark things will be told in the coming sequel.

Paramount is teaming with Entertainment One to make a sequel to Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the 2019 hit that grossed more than $105 million worldwide.

Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman

Much of the creative team is returning, with André Øvredal again set to direct and Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman once again writing the script.

Guillmermo del Toro wrote the screen story.

Scary Stories was made by eOne and CBS Films, but the latter division ceased operation when CBS merged with Paramount parent Viacom. Paramount, sensing more scares and blood could be culled from the tomes, decided to move on its inherited property.


The 2019 movie adapted the short story collections by Alvin Schwartz. It only featured a handful of those stories, and with Schwartz’s three collections, each containing 25 to 29 tales, there will be plenty from which to choose.

Logline details are being kept under the covers.

The Hagemans worked on The Lego Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie and also worked with del Toro on the filmmaker’s animated Netflix series Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia. The duo recently signed on to adapt the 1980s video game Dragon’s Lair for Ryan Reynolds and Netflix.

Øvredal broke through with his 2011 Norwegian found-footage monster movie Trollhunter (no relation) and also directed the supernatural horror thriller The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) starring Emile Hirsch.