Guillermo del Toro is starting development on the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie. This is great news! Not just because of how good del Toro is, but because he’s a fan of the source material.
I remember the exact place where they were kept. They hovered together, trapped tightly between two wood slabs until they could be freed. I tried to ignore them, but they called out to me, over and over, in a deep low-pitched moan. Aliiiiiiiiissa. Aliiiiiiiiiissa.
Last year, news broke that everyone's favorite childhood nightmare book, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, was going to be turned into a film. But now this befuddling movie adaptation has a whole new screenwriter, John August. Yeah, Tim Burton's John August.
What work of fiction freaked you out the most? What two-sentence horror story, short bit of prose, or even poem made your hair stand on end?
Sounds messy. That being said, no movie could be as scary as the horrifying illustrations by Stephen Gammell.
The candy gets eaten and the costumes put away, but the chill that comes with a well told scary story never quite leaves you. Send a few shivers up your spine with the audio version of Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, narrated by actor George S. Irving.
Alvin Schwartz's collection of haunting tales Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is an important gateway drug into the world of the supernatural. And as terrifying as the stories about brides locked forever in an attic trunk truly are, it's the artwork by Stephen Gammell that kept you up at night.