Release Date and Home Video Art Revealed for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Documentary

A documentary on Alvin Schwartz’s macabre literary classic is imminent.

By Luke R. Maloney

To complement the upcoming summer release of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie, a documentary pertinent to original book series is now slated for release on July 16th, 2019, directed by Cody Meirick and to be issued by Wild Eye Releasing.

Succinctly titled Scary Stories, the documentary will include over 20 minutes of bonus footage, as well as more than 40 interviews with relevant persons ranging from Alvin Schwartz’s family, author R.L. Stine, folklorists, artists, and fans. The film’s corresponding home video art has also been revealed and can be viewed in full below.

The film adaptation will incorporate several components from its source material, which was a series of short stories written by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell from 1981 to 1991. Among those components, themes of folklore and urban legends were explored, with tales involving children investigating peculiar and horrific deaths in their place of residence.

Once again, Cody Meirick's Scary Stories documentary will release on home video this summer on July 16th. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on this documentary as well as the upcoming Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark film adaptation.

About the Author

Luke R. Maloney

The self-proclaimed “fastest gun in the North,” Luke’s affinity for the horror genre is surpassed only by his love of Westerns. While aspiring to fulfill his journalistic ambitions, he’s known to engage his adversaries in prolonged intervals of roaring brass and steely glowers before eliminating them with unrivalled speed and precision. Halloween III: Season of the Witch is his favorite horror movie, and nobody can tell him otherwise.

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