Trailer For the SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK Documentary SCARY STORIES
For those of you who grew up with Alvin Schwartz’ iconic horror book series, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark in your lives, there’s a new documentary that’s been made that you’re going to appreciate.
The doc is called Scary Stories and it will “explore the history of one of the most controversial works of modern children's literature: The best selling teen classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which scared a generation of young readers and became one of the most banned books of modern times. Scary Stories creates both the ultimate celebration and dissertation of this iconic piece of horror literature.”
The doc was directed by Cody Meirick and it features more than 40 interviews, “from family members of author Alvin Schwartz, to fellow children's book horror authors like R.L Stine (Goosebumps) and Q.L. Pearce, to folklorists, artists and fans discussing the impact that the books have had on both themselves as well as the culture at large. The documentary also explores the various times in which the books were banned or targeted by parent and religious groups as ‘satanic’ or otherwise too macabre for its targeted teen scholastic audience.”
These books were a big part of my childhood. They are what really got me into my love of the horror genre. There’s no doubt that they are the reason why my mind is so damn twisted!
Scary Stories will debut in select theaters beginning April 26