Before the Feature Film Check Out SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK Documentary

Produced by Guillermo del Toro and helmed by Trollhunter director André Øvredal, a feature film version of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (based on the young adult horror series of books penned by Alvin Schwartz) will hit theaters on August 9th. But if you’d like to know the exciting yet sometimes controversial history of Schwartz’s series, you’ll want to check out the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Documentary coming down the pike via Wide Eye Releasing.

Simply titled Scary Stories, the documentary will arrive in select theaters beginning April 26th. A VOD release will follow on May 7th with a DVD arriving on July 26th.

Explore the history of one of the most controversial works of modern children’s literature: The best selling teen classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which scared a generation of young readers and became one of the most banned books of modern times. Scary Stories creates both the ultimate celebration and dissertation of this iconic piece of horror literature.

Directed by Cody Meirick, the film features “more than 40 interviews from family members of Schwartz, to fellow children’s book horror authors like R.L Stine (Goosebumps) and Q.L. Pearce, to folklorists, artists and fans 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.”

Are you looking forward to seeing Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark this Summer? Are you excited to check out the documentary Scary Stories? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!



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