Obviously, it varies from kid to kid, but these books definitely work on the creepy side without being ridiculously scary. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Imagine my horror when I found out (while I was re-reading the series) that when they reprinted the books as a 30th anniversary celebration, they changed the artwork. [1][2][8] In 2017, the books were re-issued with the original artwork. I absolutely recommend these books to read to your kids when they want to be scared. I won’t go so far as to say that they scratched the horror itch, they were too mild for that. However, they're perfectly scary even if you're just reading them to yourself on a rainy afternoon. In 2013, CBS Films acquired the rights to the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books from 1212 Entertainment who initially optioned the material,[16] with the intent of producing the material as a potential feature film. by Scholastic, Inc. Imagine my horror when I found out (while I was re-reading the series) that when they reprinted the books as a 30th anniversary celebration, they changed the artwork. [21], The film was released on August 9, 2019, by Lionsgate and CBS Films. I read thru all 3 books in about an hour and found them engaging and chilling. [8] They have also frequently been the subject of criticism from parents and social groups who consider them inappropriate for children.[6]. I won’t go so f. 4 Stars— Ivan and I went to see Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark in the theater when it came out. "Everything was normal. But I loved this one... 4 Stars— Ivan and I went to see Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark in the theater when it came out. Obviously, it varies from kid to kid, but these books definitely work on the creepy side without being ridiculously scary. Excellent story collection! He presented me with copies of the books as he was leaving to serve in the Navy. Welcome back. Because this collection holds that story, it will always be relevant to me. One of the most memorable series of books from my childhood.

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All of Stephen Gammell's original art work is present and holds up to its eerie feel! And don't miss Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark The illustrations are done by Stephen Gammell. I investigated online and found examples of Helquists illustrations. Refresh and try again. Want to encourage young readers to keep up their reading habits? But I highly recommend all three books for younger and older readers alike.

The "Scary Stories" trio was one of the more infamous books at my elementary school's library - everyone wanted to read them, and for good reason - they're fun, spooky, and the illustrations are both beautiful and downright terrifying! But the spider story in this has remained so vivid in my memory that it’s the sole reason I wanted to reread any of these stories! [11] Complaints have typically centered on its violence, disturbing subject matter, and potential unsuitability for younger readers, as well as religious concerns. [18], On January 14, 2016, it was reported that Guillermo del Toro would develop the project for CBS Films, and would also potentially direct. after two other books i had feared the third would be missing something but it truly does is not. Published "[6], In 2019, a documentary about the book series titled Scary Stories was released. As of 2017, the books had collectively sold more than seven million copies,[7] and appeared on numerous children's best-seller lists.