Just a few weeks ahead of the release of her long-awaited sixth studio effort Norman Fucking Rockwell, Lana Del Rey has revealed her cover of Donovan’s 1966 hit “Season of the Witch” will be featured in Guillermo del Toro’s forthcoming Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
A sliced-and-diced snippet of Del Rey’s cover can be heard in the new trailer for the film, and its full version will debut alongside the film on Aug. 9.
Penned and produced by del Toro, and directed by André Øvredal, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark follows a group of teenagers who discover the terrifying home of a young woman who turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories. Del Toro explains in a statement that he felt it in his gut that Del Rey “would use her alchemy to transform” the Donovan original, and the one-minute snippet suggests Del Rey managed to capture the prickly, macabre feeling of the popular Alvin Schwartz stories on which the film was based.
Incidentally, Del Rey will take to the Hollywood Walk of Fame tomorrow to honor del Toro at his star ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard. Now that we know del Toro and Del Rey collaborated on Scary Stories and the director is a self-professed admirer of her work, Del Rey unveiling his award alongside J.J. Abrams makes that much more sense.
Norman Fucking Rockwell will arrive on Aug. 30, and you can revisit the album’s details here. Del Rey will tour North America in support of the LP this fall.
Check out the trailer featuring Del Rey’s snippet below.