“Scary Stories” – Documentary & Movie

We all were I would say beyond excited about the Super Bowl Ad containing the teaser trailer for one of the “generations greatest scares” books if I may say, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

The original stories were told by Alvin Schwartz with drawings from Stephen Gammell. Over a course of three books with a total of 82 Stories. Released from 1981-1991. From there the first adaption of all three books occurred in 2004, released on July 25th. However it was not the original artworks from Stephen Gammell, but featured the artwork from Brett Helquist.


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But for those like myself, we remember the different artwork. But the originals might even differ as well. Like mentioned the originals were released from 1981-1991, giving us nightmarish covers and stories. From Stephen Gammell, which later in 2017 we finally got all 3 books with original artworks.

The Books We Are Used to See from School.

Released July 25th 2017. The 3 Book Original Artwork by Stephen Gammell Collection.

Click Here to Order on Amazon.

Now 38 years or even 28 years, depending on how you want to look at it we see our nightmares come onto the big screen. August 9th will see the film, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark directed by André Øvredal.

Written by the following people.

Dan Hageman (screenplay by) &
Kevin Hageman (screenplay by)
John August (screenplay)
Guillermo del Toro (screenplay)
Marcus Dunstan (screenplay)
Patrick Melton (screenplay)
Alvin Schwartz (book)

A group of teens face their fears in order to save their lives.

Are you ready to face your fears as a child on the big screen? Find out August 9th.

Official Movie Poster. Releases August 9th 2019.

But before we have to wait till August to satisfy our thirst, and even re-reading the books. July 16th we can bring home, Scary Stories: A Documentary.  VOD arrives in May.

A documentary about children’s horror classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. It includes the author’s family, scholars, folklorists, artists, and children’s book authors such as R.L. Stine, Q.L. Pearce, and more.

Official Poster. Learn More Here.
Amelia Cotter Herself – Author / Interviewee
Bruce Coville Bruce Coville Himself
Debbie Dadey Debbie Dadey Herself
Tracey Dils Tracey Dils Herself
Betsy Johnson Betsy Johnson Herself
Q.L. Pearce Q.L. Pearce Herself
Alvin Schwartz Alvin Schwartz Himself (archive footage)
Barbara Schwartz Barbara Schwartz Herself
Daniel Schwartz Daniel Schwartz Himself
Peter Schwartz Peter Schwartz Himself
R.L. Stine R.L. Stine Himself
Maria Tatar Maria Tatar Herself
Sandy Vrabel Sandy Vrabel Herself
Official Artwork for DVD. Click Here to Pre-order.


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