Based on a collection of short horror stories for teens and pre-teens by Alvin Schwartz, this Guillermo del Toro (Oscar Winner) is so much better than most movies playing in the multiplex, right now. SEE IT!
The last third of the film is particularly thrilling, and includes the obligatory scene between the great nemeses, Michael and Laurie. In a nod to women empowerment, Laurie is soundly and competently aided by her scrappy daughter and granddaughter.
What’s it like to be an eighth grader in 2018? For starters social media and the internet play a huge part in your life. Other tribulations of eighth grade haven’t changed all that much; including unrequited crushes, hating your body, struggling to be popular and just simply knowing who you are.