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.

About the Author

Chris Morse

Thanks to his friends and family, Chris grew up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games. From self-taught web design as a teenager to a formal education in computer science, he has always had a passion for web technologies and has channeled all of those interests into building this website platform. Chris opted to dive straight into horror with this project and is joined by some of those very same influential friends and family here on the staff. When not programming or gaming, you can find him heading to the midwest to cheer on his favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers. Go Pack Go!

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