CBS Films and Entertainment One (eOne) announced today that Guillermo del Toro’s SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK will feature a re-recorded version of Donovan’s 1966 hit song “Season of the Witch” by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey. The song’s debut will coincide with the film’s theatrical release by Lionsgate on August 9th.

The new trailer for the film, which was just released today, features Lana Del Rey’s version of “Season of the Witch” and can be viewed here:

Based on the series by Alvin Schwartz, SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK is directed by André Øvredal from a screenplay by Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman and a screen story by Guillermo del Toro, Patrick Melton, and Marcus Dunstan. The film stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, and Natalie Ganzhorn. Guillermo del Toro, Sean Daniel, Jason F. Brown, J. Miles Dale and Elizabeth Grave produced the project.

“I have admired Lana’s music for a while now and felt in my gut that she would run with ‘Season of the Witch’ – that she would use her alchemy to transform it,” said del Toro. “She 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.”

“Season of the Witch” was written by Donovanand Shawn Phillips, and first released in September of 1966 on Donovan’s album, Sunshine Superman.

Set in 1968, two years after “Season of the Witch” 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 time—stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’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.

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