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Thursday, January 14, 2016


Guillermo del Toro joins SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK. Based on the wildly successful trilogy of books by Alvin Schwartz, which included iconic illustrations by Stephen Gammell, the screenplay for the film was written by John August.

In addition to potentially directing, del Toro will also produce the film alongside Sean Daniel, Jason Brown and Elizabeth Grave. Alvin Schwartz’s trilogy of short story collections have sold more than seven million copies worldwide, resulting in at least as many nightmares. From the moment the first book was published in 1984, the SCARY STORIES series was one of the most banned from placement by the American Library Association, as the collections were considered to be too scary for children. The ensuing controversy only helped to fuel sales, and the trilogy has remained a cultural phenomenon ever since.

Plot details are being kept under wraps so as to not remind people how badly “The Red Spot,” “Harold” and “The Wendigo” traumatized them as children.

A true fan, GDT actually owns several pieces of Gammell’s original Scary Stories art

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