Everything You Might Have Missed In ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ | Pop Culture Decoded

  • Published on Aug 9, 2019
  • The monsters in the books that kept you up at night as a kid have finally been brought to life, thanks to André Øvredal and his 2019 film “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.” The movie features a number of popular tales from the classic children’s books including “The Red Spot,” “Harold,” "The Dream," and “The Big Toe,” and weaves them together with a new story and new characters set in 1968. There are lots of references to the time period and Easter eggs from the books throughout. Here are all the details you may not have picked up on with your hands over your eyes.
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  • Natsuki
    Natsuki 22 hours ago

    Something that MY OWN GRANDPA noticed that I didn’t, is that the butler in the end of the movie (in Sarah’s house) is named Harold (who was the scarecrow).

  • Star Cal
    Star Cal 7 days ago

    When I watched it in the theaters I got to the part were Harold attacked I felt sick and left
    By the way you missed that Harold in the book had a stomach and in the movie he does not
    Why am I only talking about Harold?

  • Akayla Cage
    Akayla Cage 9 days ago

    Omg the pale lady makes me laugh lmaoooo

  • Oliver McCade
    Oliver McCade 11 days ago

    My middle school during I think 2009 or 2010 had the original book which I took home and loved reading as a kid. Ones I remember a lot is Harold, The Red Spot, and Me Tie Dough-tie Walker from what the movie showed us. I think Dough-tie Walker I read is the one I re-read a lot

  • Jessica Keffer
    Jessica Keffer 12 days ago

    This is base from the book scary stores me and my class been learning about scary stories all the time is the most popular scary stories book that everyone read

  • ATaurusina Bookshop
    ATaurusina Bookshop 14 days ago +1

    I thought the music box was a reference to the story “the bride”

  • M1ni
    M1ni 14 days ago +2

    I already saw this movie

  • Xion Zalboa
    Xion Zalboa 15 days ago

    When Stella first brings the one kid to stay the night he reads her story about a dog that was really a giant hairless rat, which is another one of the stories in the book.

  • Lonely Potato
    Lonely Potato 16 days ago

    Why am I legit watching this at night. Am I gonna have night mares? Help.

  • Veej Crowley
    Veej Crowley 16 days ago

    "Nightmareish children books" ?? I read these to my younger sisters in the mid 90s ( I was younger than 11yr old) .... they werent scary... they were ridiculous and so badly written that even then I was laughing at how bad the books were... the movie was just the same.. well done... and I liked it for nostalgia reasons.. but thats all there is to it..

  • Patrick Lara
    Patrick Lara 16 days ago

    I thought the spiders from the zit was a tribute for the awesome movie "The believers" which features Martin Sheen and some scary stuff

  • Luis Frank
    Luis Frank 18 days ago

    Ramon read in Stella’s room “Sam’s pet”, but only mentioned the tittle and ending

  • Kamy Alexandra
    Kamy Alexandra 18 days ago

    When I can see the movie

  • Shantalyia Mayweather
    Shantalyia Mayweather 18 days ago

    I want pizza rolls 😴

  • gwyneth chloe gilana
    gwyneth chloe gilana 18 days ago

    This movie made me grossed out more than scared ngl like all of the deaths were so nasty and icky

  • life 7
    life 7 19 days ago

    Troy James is really good

  • Brynna H
    Brynna H 20 days ago

    The gangly man is actually from the story right before Me Tie Dough-ty Walker in the first book called “What Do You a Come For?” Where am old lady wishes she wasn’t so lonely and body parts fall out of her chimney and come together into a “gangling man” and starts dancing wildly. She then asks what he comes for and he says “I come for YOU!”.

  • Yeetus Deletus
    Yeetus Deletus 20 days ago

    ngl this movie really sucked.

  • Reese
    Reese 20 days ago +1


  • stranger things
    stranger things 21 day ago

    Yo I never knew the guy as the demogorgon was in this

  • Gray_justGray
    Gray_justGray 21 day ago

    The Attic doesn't really seem all that scary? Like just take yourself to the hospital and get some stitches and maybe a tetanus shot dude

  • Candy Apple
    Candy Apple 22 days ago +1

    There was one last Easter egg- not too big. But when Ramón picks up the journal in which Stella was writing her stories in, he mentioned a character, sam, who’s pet dog was really a sewer rat- that was a story in one of the original three books!

  • julianto triwijaya
    julianto triwijaya 22 days ago +3

    2:24 That is Very VERY junji-into looking monster...

  • Hi Bitch
    Hi Bitch 22 days ago +1

    I watched the movie in theatres yesterday..
    It was hekkin good

  • tygo3940 tygo3940
    tygo3940 tygo3940 22 days ago +3

    In the movie when ramone reads one of Stella’s story’s about sams new pet which is a sewer rat it is actually a story in one of the books I think the first one but I could be wrong.

  • its_ya_boi_leonardo _1030

    {4:33} I honestly thought he was gonna say Chlamydia.. am I dumb for thinking that lmao 😂🤷‍♀️

  • Deku_is_best_boi
    Deku_is_best_boi 23 days ago +2

    You know what I kinda don’t want to find this now 😂

  • Catherine McDaniel
    Catherine McDaniel 23 days ago +2

    My mom used to read the book of this movie, bit idk if she wants to see the movie

  • Kittens Eye
    Kittens Eye 23 days ago +1

    oh, scary stories to tell in the dark?
    You guys didn’t need to make me a movie!

  • don’t touch me fam
    don’t touch me fam 24 days ago

    I liked the movie just not the kids being in it because I would have liked it more if movie was more story by story with different characters kinda like abc’s of death

  • R.I.P Rappers
    R.I.P Rappers 25 days ago

    I read this book in school

  • Tanya Zumstein
    Tanya Zumstein 25 days ago

    The dog doesn’t just growl, it’s growling sounds like “me tie doughty walker”

  • Soledad Rodriguez
    Soledad Rodriguez 25 days ago

    Was I the only kid to watch this . Also when I was watching this I was scared out of my mind I litterily tried to hide because I was very scared

  • Marco Penate
    Marco Penate 25 days ago

    I actually think before the head falls down the chimney the dog doesn’t respond with that chant but I could swear that I almost saw some cgi editing where it mumbled something back. Hopefully someone else noticed

  • Loki Thallier
    Loki Thallier 25 days ago

    the Transformation of Tommy, omg that was so horrible to Watch T_T

  • Krystal Marie
    Krystal Marie 25 days ago

    You missed that one part where Ramon picks up Stella’s journal of stories she’s written which mentions the plot of “Sam’s New Pet” from the 3rd book. I think this could be a setup into the next part of the series or was just foreshadowing what Stella must do to help Sarah. I just found it odd that she wrote the story and not Sarah.

  • Domz
    Domz 25 days ago

    The books were my childhood Period

  • a.nicole vlogs
    a.nicole vlogs 26 days ago +2

    saw this movie last weekend, it was so good!!

  • Phan Nguyen Ngoc
    Phan Nguyen Ngoc 26 days ago

    Im from Vietnam!

  • Goofy Turtlez
    Goofy Turtlez 26 days ago

    You forgot about the mention of the “New pet” story that was also in the horror books which is about a boy name Sam mistaking a sewer rat with a dog. It was stated in the main girls room at one point by the love interest boy (sorry forgot their names LOL).

  • Hunny Bear
    Hunny Bear 26 days ago +1

    You should have explained more about the pail lady. :/

  • Sugar High Productions

    This film is why I’m a film major

  • Sugar High Productions

    This film is why I’m a film major

  • Gucamoli Kween
    Gucamoli Kween 26 days ago +1

    Is this movie on Netflix?

  • Ellie Bunn
    Ellie Bunn 26 days ago

    i just watched it and its not to scary

  • LunarIsLost
    LunarIsLost 26 days ago

    I was focused on something and was just listening to the dude talking, but once he said “Pan’s Labyrinth” I immediately looked up at the screen. My favorite horror movie of all time.

  • Abrianna DAndrea
    Abrianna DAndrea 26 days ago

    I havent seen the movie and it already looks like shit.

  • ChocolateZombies
    ChocolateZombies 27 days ago

    I’ve watched a few of these “things you missed” videos and no one seems to notice the shout-out to the story about the guy who finds a dog; who turns out to be a rat. I believe it was one of Sarah’s short stories. Her friend goes, “oh so his dog turned out to be a rat all along?”

  • jazzynice9
    jazzynice9 27 days ago +1

    4:21 Actually, I heard the dog growl-chanting something. It seemed to be repeating that chant over and over before the jangly man revealed himself. It doesn’t just growl...

  • Rafael Lozano
    Rafael Lozano 27 days ago

    When the kids are at the hospital, you can hear one of the nurses calling a "Doctor Kauffman" twice. It may be a nod to a Silent Hill character, given del Toro's history with that series.

  • Omid Gaming
    Omid Gaming 27 days ago

    please shoutout my name

  • can I have 2000000000000 sub even no video??? plzzz

    Ive seen the behind the scenes and i know it! (please dont like)

  • Emily Flores
    Emily Flores 27 days ago

    The wendigo is an actual story

  • Clockwork Bliss
    Clockwork Bliss 27 days ago

    Here's one you missed!!
    Towards the beginning of the movie when Ramon first goes to Stella's house he picks up a story that she had been writing and reads it. The line is something like "-and Sam found out that his pet dog had been a sewer rat with rabies all along. That's pretty dark." --or something like that.
    Anywho-! It was a callback to a story in the, I believe 3rd book, called 'Sam's New Pet.'

  • Lance J.
    Lance J. 28 days ago

    If 1968 was the loss of innocence for America what was 400 years of slavery?

  • Alexis Byrd
    Alexis Byrd 28 days ago

    You forgot when one of the kids mentioned something about Sams pet another story from the original book

  • Diamond Kane
    Diamond Kane 28 days ago

    I definitely use to scare the shit out of myself reading theses stories when I was little... my dumbass kept reading them tho🤷🏽‍♀️

  • lycka Garcia
    lycka Garcia 28 days ago

    What movie is this tho?

  • Charlie Pittman
    Charlie Pittman 28 days ago

    When Ramon enters Stella’s room he reads one of her stories that she has written about a dog that turns out to be a sewer rat. That is one of the stories from the books.

  • Sushi Cat
    Sushi Cat 28 days ago

    While Ramon was in Stella’s room he was reading “ Sam’s new pet” out of a spiral back note book.