The trailer, which can be found below, will be of interest to anyone excited about the movie, but especially to fans of Lana Del Rey as it features the musician’s cover of the 1966 Donovan song “Season of the Witch.”
Here’s more on the movie and Del Rey’s cover from the press release:
CBS Films and Entertainment One (eOne) announced today that Guillermo del Toroâ€™s SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK will feature a re-recorded version of Donovanâ€™s 1966 hit song â€œSeason of the Witchâ€ by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey. The songâ€™s debut will coincide with the filmâ€™s theatrical release by Lionsgate on August 9th.
â€œI have admired Lanaâ€™s music for a while now and felt in my gut that she would run with â€˜Season of the Witchâ€™ – that she would use her alchemy to transform it,â€ said del Toro. â€œShe is a great artist and has been an amazing partner with us in this adventure. It is an honor for me to have met her.â€
â€œSeason of the Witchâ€ was written by Donovan and Shawn Phillips, and first released in September of 1966 on Donovanâ€™s album, Sunshine Superman.
Set in 1968, two years after â€œSeason of the Witchâ€ was released, SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK takes place in the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended timeâ€”stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarahâ€™s terrifying home.
Tomorrow, August 6th, Lana Del Rey will join Guillermo del Toro to honor him at his Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard.
Lana Del Rey has been noted by critics for its stylized cinematic quality, glamour, melancholia and its references to 1950s and 1960s Americana. Her debut album, â€œBorn to Dieâ€, was released in January 2012 and charted at number one on the official UK Album Chart, peaked number two on the US charts and was the fifth best-selling album of 2012. Her extended play â€œParadiseâ€ followed that November, garnering her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album. â€œUltraviolenceâ€ (2014), her third studio album, became her first album to reach number one in the US. In 2015, she released her fourth studio album, â€œHoneymoonâ€. Both albums received positive critical response.
Lanaâ€™s fifth studio album, â€œLust for Life,â€ was released in 2017. The album received critical acclaim, and became her second album to reach No. 1 in the United States, while also reaching the top ten in almost every other country it charted in. The album was also nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2018 Grammys. Lanaâ€™s sixth studio album is set to drop August 30th. The highly anticipated album was mainly produced and co-written with Jack Antonoff and will include â€œVenice Bitch,â€ â€œMariners Apartment Complex,â€ â€œhope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but I have it,â€ and the cover of Sublimeâ€™s â€œDoinâ€™ Timeâ€.
If you missed any of the previously released trailers, be sure to click right here to check them out before the movie is released tomorrow.