The Classic Horror Book Series SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK is Getting a Documentary
Guillermo del Toro is currently writing and producing a feature film based on the classic horror book series Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, but there’s another film in development!
Wild Eye Releasing has picked up the rights to a documentary being developed called Scary Stories, which is about Alvin Schwartz’s horror book series that many of us grew up with.
The film comes from director Cody Meirick and the plan is get give it a theatrical release in 2019, around the same time that Del Toro’s film comes out.
The doc is said to include more “than 40 interviews including Schwartz’s family members and fellow YA horror authors like R.L Stine (Goosebumps) and Q.L. Pearce, as well as folklorists, artists and fans.”
Schwartz wrote the three volume series and those books were creepily illustrated by Stephen Gammell. My brothers and I loved reading these books when we were growing up! They were so dark and disturbing and we used to scare ourselves silly with them.
As you might have expected, some parent groups and school boards had the books pulled from libraries and schools due to the messed up stories and illustrations.
I’m looking forward to see this documentary and getting an in-depth look at the story behind these amazingly fun books.