The Book That Scared You the Most as a Kid Is Becoming a Movie

It's baaaaack.

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Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the book series that made you pee the bed as a child, is headed to the big screen, according to Deadline.

Culled from folklore and packaged into a slim collection of horror stories somehow marketed to children, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is one of those things you forget exists until its terrifying illustrations crop up on BuzzFeed. (We’re still not over the story of the creepy little girl whose head is held on only by a RIBBON.)

Deadline reports that the script will be written by two of the writers behind Saw, so it shouldn’t be scary at all (gulp). The film interpretation will use stories from the books as jumping off points to tell the tale of a group of kids who save their town from living nightmares.

Whatever, nothing can be as scary as Grown Ups 2.

11 comments
RobertKiehn
RobertKiehn

Awesome, had some of my teachers and their assistants read this book to us in school when I was a child, very scary and I used to own all 3 books btw!

jawaidmanzoor
jawaidmanzoor

Comics used be the childhood fun,yet often with some scary little stories about witches.....

Hellkite02
Hellkite02

Awesome. I had all those books as a kid and they scared the pants off me. Wasn't so much the stories as it was the creepy pictures.

Channah
Channah

Never heard of the book, and I am in my 70s.

RKTor
RKTor

"The Green Ribbon" wasn't in the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series but was actually from another one of his books, In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories.  

MichelleKirkwood
MichelleKirkwood

Hey, I got two of those books! They're nice and creepy in an old-fashioned way,since they're old-school tales. But,honestly, do they really need the Saw treatment to be any good? Heck no----there's more to horror than gore, and say this as a straight-up horror movie fan.

CarlosRoots
CarlosRoots

I already had this idea back in 2007 as a series of short films starting with "Harold" and blogged about it.. Even have a script written for it. Looks like it was a winning idea. I didn't have the budget for it then to do it justice. I hope this comes out good I may go check it out.

DaneSears
DaneSears

The story called "The Haunted House" was already derived into an award-winning short film back in 2007 called "The Hopewell Haunting". It's currently being turned into a feature length film but you can watch the original short film here: https://vimeo.com/46603067

CarlosRoots
CarlosRoots

Good film! Creepy and captures the atmosphere of the books really well!