Every kid that grew up during the early 90s, hold on to your Trapper Keepers, because "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" will be heading to the big screen! According to Deadline, CBS Films has optioned a screenplay from Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan of the "Saw" films.
Melton and Dunstan are poised to take some of our favorite short stories and rework them into a tale about a group of misfit kids who have to save their town when their nightmares start becoming reality. Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of Sean Daniel Company, and Elizabeth Grave of 1212 Entertainment, will produce the feature. Roberto Grande and Joshua Long will act as executive producers but a director has yet to be named.
Drawing from folk lore and urban legends, author Alvin Schwartz created the most memorable horror anthologies for kids, selling over seven million copies world wide. Between 1981 and 1991, Alvin Schwartz terrified children everywhere with his scary tales. Not to mention the nightmare-inducing artwork by Stephen Gammell.
While there is currently no news on exactly which stories will be included, we can only hope that "The Red Spot" and "The Hook" are included. Which of your favorite tales would you like to see included? Let us know in the comments!