Tuesday, March 31, 2015

'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' gets a Documentary

Do you guys remember Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark? Well, it's back, IN POG FORM!

Not really, but the nostalgic fan-favorite is getting a documentary funded over on IndieGOGO that looks pretty interesting. Here's a snippet.

This intriguing documentary will explore the history and background of one of the most controversial works of modern children’s literature: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. In the 1980s and 1990s in elementary libraries across the United States these books developed a growing interest from boys and girls who were taken in by the gothic tales, the whimsical tone, and the ghostly illustrations. Now the Scary Stories book series stands as the most challenged children’s book of the last 30 years and a testament to the power of something that is often taken for granted: a good scary story.

I vividly remember the Scary Stories series being at the top of my list for every elementary school book fair fund raising event. By today's standards the books would probably be considered wildly inappropriate for young kids, but that was back in the 1980's when stories about demonic severed hands were commonplace, and there were only so many Garfield anthologies a kid could read.

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