Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Documentary Gets Official Trailer

Here’s your first look at the upcoming documentary for the Alvin Schwartz children’s horror series.

By Chris Morse

With a Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie on the way, nostalgic fans are once again clamoring for all things related to the children’s horror book series that started it all. A few weeks ago, we reported on the home video release details for an upcoming documentary based on the original series, including comprehensive interviews and discussions with several prominent figures close to the books. Now, we have a full trailer for the finished work, which you can view above.

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 project is directed by Cody Meirick and will be released on home video by Wild Eye Releasing on July 16th, 2019, although a limited theatrical run begins on April 26th.

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.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo