If you were a child of the 80′s or 90′s, chances are that you or your friends were terrified of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. While Goosebumps took a lighter approach, Alvin Schwartz’ collection of folklore and urban legends featured wonderfully horrific illustrations from Stephen Gammell that we’re surprised made it into the book, considering it was marketed to children.
This book had a huge influence on me growing up when I was writing my own scary stories to tell in the dark. I remember being in elementary school waiting for Scholastic book day to see if there were MORE scary stories to tell in the dark. Eventually there were. Get ready to get scared all over again, as a new report reveals that CBS Films wants a big screen adaptation.
According to Deadline, CBS Films bought a pitch from Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. Of course, horror fans will know those names from their work on the Saw, Feast, and The Collection movies. This project is still in the early stages of development, but it’s said that Melton and Dunstan will adapt a number of the short stories into a single story that will center around “a group of outcast kids who stand up to their fears to save their town when nightmares come to life.”
Source: Daily Dead