Nostalgia bomb is what I want in this movie. I’m so excited.
“The pictures are probably what you remember: shrieking witches and half-melted skulls leering out from jet-black pages; hideous creatures snarling on leashes; and tree branches lurching like tentacles from tombstones.
“These were the defining images of the Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark books, which began haunting the children’s section of your local library in 1981, although the stories themselves were based on centuries-old urban legends and folktales that have plagued various cultures for far longer.
“Such was the nightmarish power of their author, Alvin Schwartz, and original illustrator Stephen Gammell, that if a skittish parent tried to ban one book from the shelves, three more would spring up in its place overnight.”
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