New SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK Trailer Is All About That Jangly Man

And he is plenty jangly, let me tell you.

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Back to Scary Stories… there have been a bunch of trailers for this film already, but this one is special because it introduces us to the film’s original creation, The Jangly Man, who appears to be the prime antagonist among all the already-scary creepies from the books.

Check it out:

If you want an even better look at the man and all his jangles, they released a poster featuring him yesterday, though something is lost from not seeing his movements:

I have a lot of high hopes for this one. Some of that comes from what’s being sold in these trailers, but a whole lot is sheer faith in André Øvredal. We’ll see how it all comes together very soon. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark hits theaters August 9.