Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (André Øvredal, 2019)

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#2 Post by cdnchris » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:15 pm

I told my wife they were adapting that and she gave me a blank look. I reminded her by showing her a pic of the book cover and then she realized what it was.

I somewhat remeber the stories but I think it was more the art that gave me nightmares. It would be great if they could somehow incorporate that imagery (successfully.)

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#3 Post by Jeff » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:20 pm

It's taken me 30 years to try to forget those images!

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#4 Post by jindianajonz » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:25 pm

Yeah, that art was pretty horrifying. A bit surprising for a children's book.

The story I remember the most was some girl that had a zit or blemish that kept growing and growing until spiders popped out. I always thought it was hilarious, but my sisters thought it was terrifying.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#5 Post by Professor Wagstaff » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:26 pm

The most recent edition of the book doesn't even feature Stephen Gammell's original artwork. If the publishers can't be faithful to what made it such a cultural touchstone for so many children, I can't imagine Hollywood would either.


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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#7 Post by cdnchris » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:38 pm

Was the image that murdoch said he had to skip the one with the woman's face melting? (The link appears broken.) I had to skip that one.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#8 Post by domino harvey » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:41 pm

It was this:

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EDIT: And don't click the black box, Chris
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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#9 Post by jindianajonz » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:47 pm

More importantly, did anyone ever confirm if Domino was behind the Goosebumps blog?

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#10 Post by Murdoch » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:50 pm

Well my childhood nightmares have all come rushing back to me.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#11 Post by domino harvey » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:56 pm

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Well, my work is done here

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#12 Post by Dylan » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:59 pm

This is the sort of project Joe Dante ought to helm. I still find it odd how all of the Scary Stories books were stocked at my elementary school library, and how multiple copies of these books could be found around the school in various classrooms. I'll never forget the - still rather indescribable - emotions I'd get from leafing through these books and being completely unable to tear my eyes away from certain illustrations. Looking at a few of the illustrations again, they still possess a great deal of power. Every detail - fingers, hair, clothes, etc. - has a kind of "rotten flesh" finish, as if all of the details are dripping or bleeding. It's a very "inked in flesh/blood" look - horribly nightmarish and unique, not to mention mesmerizing in the most wonderful, macabre way.

By the way, am I wrong or was John Landis attached to a Scary Stories movie sometime in the nineties? I remember reading that in Fangoria or Cinefantastique but can't find anything about it online. That said, I can't remember if it was tied to the books or if it was just the title of a separate project.
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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#13 Post by cdnchris » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:00 am

And of course I click on it. How could I not?

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#14 Post by MoonlitKnight » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:52 pm

"Harold" from the third book was always my favorite story.



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