Scary Stories – documentary, USA, 2019

Scary Stories is a 2019 American documentary feature film co-produced, edited and directed by Cody Meirick.

Synopsis:

“Explore the history of one of the most controversial works of modern children’s literature: The best selling teen classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which scared a generation of young readers and became one of the most banned books of modern times. Scary Stories creates both the ultimate celebration and dissertation of this iconic piece of horror literature.

The film features “more than forty interviews from family members of Alvin Schwartz, to fellow children’s book horror authors such as R.L. Stine (Goosebumps) and Q.L. Pearce, to folklorists, artists and fans discussing the impact that the books have had on both themselves as well as the culture at large.

The documentary also explores the various times in which the books were banned or targeted by parent and religious groups as ‘satanic’ or otherwise too macabre for its targeted teen scholastic audience.”

Reviews:

“The allure of Scary Stories is hit or miss, though. If you’ve never read the books or if you read them and weren’t impacted by the material, you’re going to think Scary Stories is quite boring or a little slow. If you’re a horror historian, a fan of the macabre books, and excited for the upcoming film adaption, then I highly recommend this documentary.” Michael Therkelsen, Horror Society

Release:

Scary Stories will be shown in select theaters from April 26, 2019. A VOD release will follow on May 7th with a DVD arriving on July 26th.

Related:

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – book series

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – USA, 2019

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