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Scary Stories (2019)

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A documentary about children's horror classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. It includes the author's family, scholars, folklorists, artists, and children's book authors such as R.L. Stine, Q.L. Pearce, and more.

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Credited cast:
Amelia Cotter ... Herself - Author / Interviewee
Bruce Coville Bruce Coville ... Himself
Debbie Dadey Debbie Dadey ... Herself
Tracey Dils Tracey Dils ... Herself
Betsy Johnson Betsy Johnson ... Herself
Chris Larsen Chris Larsen ... Himself
Q.L. Pearce Q.L. Pearce ... Herself
Alvin Schwartz ... Himself (archive footage)
Barbara Schwartz Barbara Schwartz ... Herself
Daniel Schwartz Daniel Schwartz ... Himself
Peter Schwartz Peter Schwartz ... Himself
Adam Selzer Adam Selzer ... Himself
R.L. Stine ... Himself
Maria Tatar Maria Tatar ... Herself
Sandy Vrabel Sandy Vrabel ... Herself
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Explore the history of one of the most controversial works of modern children's literature: The best selling teen classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which scared a generation of young readers and became one of the most banned books of modern times. Scary Stories creates both the ultimate celebration and dissertation of this iconic piece of horror literature. Scary Stories features more than 40 interviews, from family members of author Alvin Schwartz, to fellow children's book horror authors like R.L Stine "Goosebumps" and Q.L. Pearce, to folklorists, artists and fans discussing the impact that the books have had on both themselves as well as the culture at large. The documentary also explores the various times in which the books were banned or targeted by parent and religious groups as 'satanic' or otherwise too macabre for its targeted teen scholastic audience. Written by Wild Eye Releasing

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7 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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R.L. Stine: Part of Alvin Schwartz's brilliance was that he took all these old folk legends and made them readable for kids. And I think that's his particular genius.
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Worth the wait!
8 June 2019 | by nieves-garcia85See all my reviews

I've been following this documentary over the years, hoping year after year I'd be able to watch it. Finally I was able to view it on Amazon Video and it was incredible! The production value and amount of effort really showed, and as a huge fan of the book series, I'm happy to say all the interviews gave me even more insight to the Scary Stories series.


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