Ever tell scary stories on a dark and rainy night? Huddled with friends in your pajamas, trembling in fear as you guys freak each other out? If you have, you may have heard some of the stories from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, a compilation of horrific and gruesome stories that will make you jump with fright.
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The Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is part of a three-book collection, narrated by Alvin Schwartz and includes haunting illustrations by Stephen Gammell. The first book is getting its own modern film adaptation which will be produced and written by Guillermo Del Toro (Shape of Water) directed by André Øvredal (The Autospy of Jane Doe) and financed by Entertainment One and CBS.
The premise focuses on a number of deaths inspired by the stories from the book, occurring in an unnamed town and it’s up to a group of teens to solve the mystery. The casting has started for the movie, some of the actors that have been casted are: Michael Garza (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1), Austin Abrams(The Americans), Gabrile Rush (The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Natalie Ganzhorn(Wet Burn).
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While neither a production nor release date have been announced yet, the anticipation has got us all on our toes. We hope that the film adaptation will keep us on the edge of our seats and keep the horrific yet entertaining feel that the classic books have expressed. If you are looking for something to hold you over as Halloween approaches, try to pick up a copy of the first bookScary Stories to Tell in the Dark, I promise it will be worth the fright!
Well, if you’re not familiar with the scary girl and her spooky things, let me make a short throwback for you. The thread of The Ring can be traced back to a Japanese mystery-horror novel by Koji Suzukiin 1991. With the big success the novel produced, the story was adapted into a 1995 film Ring: Kanzenban, a TV series Ring: The Final Chapter, a 1998 film Ring, a South Koran film The Ring Virus, and finally an American version The Ring.
No matter how the story is adapted, the soul character is never absent － Sadako Yamamura. She’s a psychopath who carries grudge via videotapes (Yes, both the books and films appeared in the age of tapes!) by which whoever watches will die in seven days.
In the American version, she has a new name － Samara Morgan
Damp rainy days agitate people, I know. How do I make myself more comfortable, you ask? Well, unlike most people who would go to comedy shows for some relief, I prefer to watch a spooky film to make all my nerves feel reorganized.
Here’s my most recent “ritual” to get through the rainy week － The Ritual
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Adapted from contemporary English writer of supernatural horror Adam Nevill’s The Ritual, the film tells a story about the reunion of a group of college friends planning a trip to the Swedish mountains to commemorate their friend Robert who died in a robbery accident. However, without warning, they end up deep within not the natural forests, but their darkest nightmares. Some unexplained things and forces come to the four, one by one. Are they born in this ancient forest? Or are they coming somewhere for someone…?
I think it’s better to be spooky spooky rather than dampy dampy! What do you think?