The ‘Scary Stories’ Movie Doesn’t Live Up to the Books - The AtlanticScary Stories to Tell in The Dark, around a campfire, at sleepovers or read online. Alvin Schwartz put together a collection of spooky tales for kids based on ghost stories and urban legends. Some parents have tried to have the books banned, but most kids remember the stories fondly and they have even released the tales on audio book. Stephen Gammell draws creepy artwork that perfectly captures the mood of more than two dozen scary stories, just right for reading alone or for telling aloud in the dark. You must be logged in to post a comment. The illustrations were my favorite part. These books were all the rage in elementary school.
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If we repeat them often enough, they become real. They have that power. In the movie, that power is magical, sinister, and channeled through a physical book. Stories appear on the pages written in blood, naturally and then play out in the real world. This is a useful conceit, given that the source material is a compilation of very short, unrelated folktales. So I, a fraidy-cat at my core but ever susceptible to peer pressure, put my name on the waiting list at the school library and ended up white-knuckling my way through three paperbacks that were as scary as advertised.
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A collector of urban legends, folklore, and campfire stories, Schwartz traveled the country and dug through books of all kinds to bring his compilations together with the intent of passing them on to children who would then scare their friends with them. The next two installments came out in and , adding more missives on ghosts, monsters, and worse that continue to resonate to this day. These are the 11 that spooked us the most this time around. Schwartz kicked off the very first book with a story featuring rotting corpses, cannibalism, and the walking dead. A boy discovers a toe in his yard, digs it up, and gives it to his mom, who decides to make soup out of it before his pops cuts it into thirds for supper. What earns this one a place on the list?