André Øvredal returns for another round of “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”

The sequel to the 2019 sleeper hit is already in the works.

André Øvredal returns for another round of "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark"

Last year’s “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” struck a chord among horror fans. Apparently, the film struck it just hard enough to warrant a follow-up.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, the 2019 sleeper hit got the green light from Paramaount Pictures and eOne Entertainment. Much of the creative team behind the first film return, too — with Guillermo Del Toro providing the story and André Øvredal directing the screenplay co-written by Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman.

The new movie, like its predecessor, will take after Alvin Schwartz’s eponymous horror story collection.

Øvredal’s film managed to rake in $105 million worldwide and a considerably warm critical reaction, which makes it easy to understand the studios’ enthusiasm to get a sequel made.