Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Film vs. Alvin Schwartz

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In this episode, we watched the movie, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and compared it to the classic short stories written by Alvin Schwartz. We talk about the folklore from which the stories originated and discuss the monsters in the illustrations by Stephen Gammel and the adapted ones in the film. We introduce Jena to these scary stories that we grew up with and traumatize her with the illustrations. 

Sources:

Monahan, Maureen. “14 Terrifying Facts About Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”. Mentalfloss.com. 2015. Web.

www.mentalfloss.com/article/69886/14-terrifying-facts-about-scary-stories-tell-dark

Cruccihola, Jordan. “How Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Revived the Monsters of Your Childhood”. Vulture.com 2019. Web.

www.vulture.com/2019/08/the-monsters-in-scary-stories-to-tell-in-the-dark-explained.html

Kimball, Joyce. “Scarecrows Have a Long History”. Livewell. 2016. Web.

www.concordmonitor.com/All-about-scarecrows-4927005

Mccluskey, Megan. “How Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Movie Compares to the Terrifying Books”. Time. 2019. Web.

time.com/5640083/scary-stories-to-tell-in-the-dark-movie-vs-book/

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