Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (***1/2) hits its target

"The two I was with enjoyed it with no amount of cynicism someone older might acquire with a larger history of horror films. If they weren't exactly scared, they were creeped out. There are a few jump scares, a few inevitable stalkings, an exorcism and and other things that go bump in the night. None of these are overdone, and it makes each more effective. "