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Storytellers know — just as they have for hundreds and hundreds of years — that everyone enjoys a good, scary story!Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories 3 joins his. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Home · Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Author : Schwartz Alvin | Helquist Brett. downloads Views 3MB Size. DESCRIPTION. Scary stories written by Alvin Schwartz, appropiate to read in the dark and have a good scare.

By Charlotte Ahlin Oct 10 There are the scary stories that you tell around a campfire, or to keep little kids from talking to strangers. And then there are the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. As far as I can tell, the only point of those books was to give children elaborate, nausea-inducing nightmares. The stories, collected from folklore, featured severed hands, human sausage, spiders burrowing under your flesh, and all manner of skeletons, ghosts, and nameless, twisted monsters. And we loved every horrifying page. So get ready to dive into some repressed memories, children of the '90s: here are the scariest stories from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. A few years ago, the internet went into a tizzy as the internet often does because the new edition of Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has different, less horrifying illustrations. Diligent '90s kid that I am, I was outraged at the idea that anyone would try to change such an integral part of my childhood You guys. Those pictures are too scary. Illustrator Stephen Gammell is a wildly talented madman.

Room for One More. The Viper. The Bride. The Dream. One Sunday Morning.

The 10 Scariest Stories from 'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark'

Me Tie Dough-ty Walker. The Dare. Burning Feet. The Dead Hand. Just Delicious. The Guests.

Cold as Clay. Clinkity Clink. Something Was Wrong. Like Cats Eyes. The Appointment. The Window. The White Gown.

Cargo Ship. Dancing Skeleton. The Basket. No Thanks.

Little Black Dog. Such Things Happen. Rings on Her Fingers. Little White Dog. The Alligators. A New Horse. Alvin Schwartz, the author and adapter behind the Scary Stories trilogy, actually began his career as a journalist , writing for The Binghamton Press from to Research was a huge part of Schwartz's process for all his books.

When writing his book Witcracks, Schwartz turned to the archives at the Library of Congress and those of the president of the American Folklore Society, using that research and his connections for Scary Stories.

They are based on things that people saw or heard or experienced—or thought they did. This will involve a lot of reading and scholarly books and journals and sometimes discussions and scholarly folklorists … In the process of accumulating everything on a subject, I begin setting aside things that I particularly like. What's interesting is that eventually patterns emerge. And they make light of death.

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There's a story called 'Just Delicious' about a woman who goes to a mortuary, steals another woman's liver, and feeds it to her husband. That's sick. It was ironic and pleasing that, at the same time, their ideas were rejected by the children. One father, J. But the images in those books are surreal. I mean Why are you eating a severed toe that you found in the ground? Naturally, some kind of ghost or shambling corpse shows up looking for its missing toe. But honestly, that kid is the real monster for being so gung-ho about eating human remains.

May I Carry Your Basket? Yeah, so there's a severed head in the basket. Just FYI. Sam is just trying to be nice when he offers to carry an old lady's basket, but of course the old lady is a headless corpse. And then she and her head chase Sam down and bite him. Moral of the story: never try to help anyone, ever. The Drum So there are these two little girls, right?

And they meet a third girl with a cool drum. And they really want the cool drum you know, kids and their drums.

Interview with Alvin Schwartz

Cool-drum-girl is all, "Sure you can have my drum Sam's parents pick up a new "pet" for him in Mexico, but it turns out to be a rabid sewer rat nice job, parents.

But that illustration is so grotesquely frightening, it kicks up the fear factor more than a few notches. The Hook I have to say, I'm a sucker for a good old fashioned urban legend. Most people have heard some version of The Hook: two teens are hanging in a car, listening to a news story about an escaped murderer with a hook for a hand like you do , and they keep hearing a scraping sound against the car door.

When they get home, there's a bloody hook dangling from the handle.