Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was an anthology of scary stories collected from a variety of places that was published in 1981. For decades school children have been terrified after stumbling across the book in a library or book store. Many of the stories in the book are the basis of more modern stories and urban legends.
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The book was likely particularly terrifying for children, because most of the victims/subjects in each story are young people, letting the reader substitute themselves into the story with terrifying results.
CBS films and producer/writer Guillermo del Toro are now bringing those terrifying childhood stories to life in a live action movie that will tell the stories of a few selected works from the books.
CBS Films acquired the film rights for the book several years ago, but it has taken them quite some time to put the right people and production processes in place in order to make this happen at a high level.
The film is currently set to be released August of 2019.
Without further delay, let’s get into the terrifying clips and screenshots.
Nope. This guy was the stuff of childhood nightmares. Even the name sounds creepy.
This is one of the more iconic stories from the book, and it looks like the tension was captured perfectly.
In this clip we see a young man being chased down a hallway by the “pale lady”. The movie monster is based on an incredibly accurate illustration from the book.
This is one of the most iconic American scary stories and no doubt stories about people being invaded by parasites definitely predates the book, but now we get to see this gross story play out on the big screen.