One of the most impressive things about André Øvredal’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is how faithfully it brings to life Stephen Gammell’s illustration for ‘The Dream.’ Practically realized in the real world, the “Pale Lady” is one of the most genuinely unsettling characters in recent horror history, completely terrifying and at the same time uncomfortably…joyful.

With her pale, bloated face, black eyes and eerie smile, the film’s take on the Pale Lady is easily its most faithful adaptation of Gammell’s chilling artwork, and she’s masterfully brought to the screen by Øvredal in a sequence that bathes her in a sinister red light. We of course won’t spoil the specifics, but her scene is perhaps *the* stand out set-piece of the entire movie.

Preview the Pale Lady’s arrival on the big screen with this exclusive featurette!

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is now playing in theaters.

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Author : John Squires

Publish date : 2019-08-09 16:50:45