Spines tingled from all the regions of the Internet today when horror auteur Guillermo del Toro announced he’ll be accompanying influential kids’ scarefest Scary Storey to Tell in the Dark to the big screen.
It’s hard to forget your firstly encounter with Scary Stories, whether it was squatted around the fire at summer camp or buried under your blankets with a flashlight. The collection of short narratives and two sequels written by Alvin Schwartz between 19811991 combined city legend and myth to stimulate( and scare the bejesus out of) a generation of young repugnance devotees. While the anecdotes were creepy in their own liberty, grotesque and surreal illustrations by Stephen Gammell procreated the books an unforgettable experiencein that they recurred your dreamings forever.
Now, just when you thought you were safely an adult with only your student loans to have ordeals about, these creeptastic narrations are coming back with a vengeance.
Del Toro tweeted a photo of himself checking out what appears to be some original Scary Stories skill on Thursday, has declared that he’ll be working on a movie adaptation of the book.
We’re startled and elicited to receive which stories he’ll choose to bring to the big screen. Will it be the one where the girl has spiders burst out of her aspect? The one where a disgruntled scarecrow carnages a person and then rinds off his scalp? Or perhaps a Goosebumps -style assortment of terrors?
One thing we do know: The combination of del Toro and repugnance legends from our childhoods is the excellent recipe for nightmare fuel.
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