Hollywood to force Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark into one movie

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Sounds messy. That being said, no movie could be as scary as the horrifying illustrations by Stephen Gammell.

Deadline is reporting that CBS Films has picked up the rights to the classic horror anthology Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, with Saw screenwriters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton on to translate the many, many short stories into a single film.

How will a collection of scary stories work as a movie? Here's the pitch: The film will follow a group of "outcast kids who stand up to their fears to save their town when nightmares come to life," so the stories are all really scary dreams.


Not sure how to feel about this project. But hopefully it won't be as gutting as when the original illustrations were hideously replaced in a new printing to make the whole series more kid-friendly. But then again, Hollywood is full of surprises.

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That Small Dark Voice

Turn the Hobbit into 3 movies, crush this into one?

Da hell are they smoking out in Hollywood these days?