Jeff York

“Scary Stories” Will Frighten Kids, But for Adults, This Isn’t “It”

“Scary Stories” Will Frighten Kids, But for Adults, This Isn’t “It”

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, adapted from the popular fictional anthologies written by Alvin Schwartz, has the unenviable timing of opening in the week after the horrible shooting tragedies. Fictional ghost stories can’t hold a candle to the horrors of the real world. PG-13 rated frighteners rarely have the impact of the R-rated […]

 Jim

Up Close And Personal With Guillermo Del Toro

Up Close And Personal With Guillermo Del Toro

Señor Del Toro is a very special filmmaker. The self-described traveling Mexican lives out of a suitcase from film set to film set, from life experience to life experience. He is simultaneously a Hollywood studio system misfit and Hollywood studio system darling. After directing his short Doña Lupe in 1986, Del Toro was never far […]

 Brock Swinson

“Real Kids, Real Stakes” Dan and Kevin Hageman Talk ‘Scary Stories’

“Real Kids, Real Stakes” Dan and Kevin Hageman Talk ‘Scary Stories’

Brothers Dan and Kevin Hageman are best known for their writing credits like Hotel Transylvania, The Lego Movie, Trollhunters, and Ninjago. But, before the animated films and now the live action TV series, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the duo worked on screenplays with Steven Spielberg, Chris Columbus, and Jerry Bruckheimer. Not too […]