of The Mary Sue
Some were scary. Some were cute. Some were downright disturbing. That is pretty much the only way you could describe the Scary Stories
trilogy, written by Alvin Schwartz alongside his creepy creative illustrator Stephen Gammell. The series went on to sell 7 million copies worldwide since 1981 and has become a cult classic. Pretty interesting, since the treasure trove of stories are considered to be a children’s series.
The talks of turning the series into a movie have been have been around for a year since their conception. The original adaptation of the script was to be reformed by Saw
’s Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, but then production changed swiftly and John August, who is known for Frankenweenie
and Big Fish
, will be taking the reins on the project
Set to produce the film are Jason Brown and Sean Daniel of Sean Daniel Company; Elizabeth Grave of 1212 Entertainment will also assume a production role. Alex Ginno and Mark Ross will be overseeing for CBS films.
What will perhaps be the most exciting is to see what stories August will bring to life. So to give homage to the book that created my nightmares as a child, here are my top 5 picks [I most certainly have more, but will keep it light] that I absolutely adored.
Courtesy of: Crave Online
Harold: Get a beat down, get one back. Harold comes in full force as a moving “scarecrow” out for revenge.
Courtesy of: SchindosList
The White Satin Evening Gown: I loved this story, because the whole 30 seconds it took me to read the tale, I begged the question, “Who wears an evening gown to their funeral?” The next question was, “what kind of messy embalmer didn’t take the time to ensure that the dress wasn’t soaked in formaldehyde while preparing the young girl for her funeral?” All in all, a messy tale.
Courtesy of: Yummy-Books
Just Delicious: Because when hunger strikes, anybody is game.
Courtesy of: CreativeTales
The Big Toe: Yet, another story of when hunger leads you astray. This story comes in the form of a grotesque sticking out of the ground and a young lad who happens to take it home with him for that night’s supper.
Courtesy of: GameK
One Sunday Morning: A homage to the Walking Dead
? This tale conjures up the dead, but only after the sun set’s.
There is no release date or any further details other than the production crew, but we hope to hear some exciting news in the future, and as always will be reporting on it. Stay tuned folks!
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