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Karly Rayner

The cult children's short story collection, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has finally found an adaption director in the form of BAFTA nominated John August.

If the name sounds familiar to you, it's because August is critically acclaimed for writing such classics as Frankenweenie and The Corpse Bride making him perfect for the tone of the job ahead.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the source material, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark a collection of creepy folk tales and urban legends that is most famous for it's delightfully dark illustrations from Stephen Gammell.

It seems like the productions has significantly changed in pace to be more enchantingly eerie than full blown horrific, and it may still have younger audiences in mind.

Previously Saw's Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton had been attached to write, which would probably have resulted in a bloodbath not suitable for innocent eyes!


Were you traumatized by "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" as a child?

(Source: via Deadline)


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