Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is a collection of creepy folk tales collected and retold by Alvin Schwartz, and is very popular among both children and adults. The full collection consists of three books full of creepy tales and creepier images, by Stephen Gammell.
Guillermo del Toro (right) is an award -winning director, filmmaker, and novelist from Mexico, and is known for his films Pan’s Labyrinth and The Shape of Water. His unique take on the creepy has taken him to the Golden Globes, Academy Awards, and Cannes Film Festival, with so many nominations and wins that he has a whole Wiki page dedicated to them.
Scary Stories will be his next project, with hopes to creep out as many people as possible!
The movie adaptation of Scary Stories will be co-written and produced by del Toro, and directed by André Øvredal (Trollhunter).
Production is still months away so there is yet to be a release date- keep your eyes peeled for news on For Reading Addicts! Meanwhile it may be time to reread (or read for the first time) the wonderful scary stories that inspired this adaptation. Check out the links below for your won creepy copy.