New Documentary Explores ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Book Series

Wild Eye Releasing presents a documentary called Scary Stories, which is based on the book series, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell. Directed by debut filmmaker Cody Meirick, the film will be released on DVD on July 16, 2019.

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Author Alvin Schwartz


Cody Meirick’s film 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, all 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.
The three part series, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, are based on American folklore and urban legends. Due to the violent illustrations, these books are some of the most banned books of modern times.
Check out the trailer for the documentary below:

As a huge documentary buff, I am so excited to watch this one! Let us know if you plan on watching this too in the comments below!

About Christine Burnham

When not writing, Christine Burnham is watching TV, Horror films, reading, cooking, and spending time with her menagerie of animals.

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