‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ coming to the big screen

scary-stories-to-tell-in-the-dark-1If you grew up in the 80s and 90s and had an attraction to the macabre, then you are probably familiar with the “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” series. This series of books written by Alvin Schwartz and punctuated by Stephen Gammell’s creepy illustrations, gave nightmares to most of us who grew up in the age of book fairs and Weekly Readers. If you’re a fan of this classic horror series for kids, you might be in luck, it seems as though the classic series may be making its way to the big screen.

Deadline.com has reported that Saw writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan have turned in a pitch to CBS films that adapts some of the stories for the cinema. Deadline has described the pitch as: “…a group of outcast kids who stand up to their fears to save their town when nightmares come to life.”

I am a huge fan of the original books and and really curious to see how Melton and Dunstan tie together the anthology stories from the books to film. Could we see a return to 80s creep films like The Willies, or will this run the “Goosbumps” end of the spectrum? Stories like “The Red Spot” and “The Babysitter” might be a logical fit for a movie of this kind, but I would really like to see “Harold” make it to the screen.

What do you guys think? Do you have a favorite from the series that you’d like to see on screen? Let us know if the comments.

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