LOS ANGELES – He is known for the chilling Gothic fantasies Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) and The Shape Of Water (2017), but in person, Oscar-winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro is like an affable teddy bear and as unscary as they come.

With Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, however, the Mexican film-maker has made a horror movie that might be his most child-friendly – and the closest to his real-life personality – yet.

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