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‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ loses some eeriness on big screen

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A vengeful scarecrow named Harold is among the spooky characters in “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.” | CBS Films Weaving together short tales from the ’80s book series renders them more like horror-movie tropes. “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” is, likably, a Frankenstein of a movie that stitches together tales from the cultishly beloved 1980s book series by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated...

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