Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - Mini Review

 

    The iconic anthology series of horror tales that's now a feature film!


    This is a new edition of the complete original book. Stephen Gammell’s artwork from the original Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark appears in all its spooky glory. Read if you dare!


    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a timeless collection of chillingly scary tales and legends, in which folklorist Alvin Schwartz offers up some of the most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time.











Mini Book Breakdown

    Full of cute little stories that would have freaked me out as a little one. As an adult, they aren't scary at all, naturally. But most are still entertaining, and I read the whole book in one sitting. As a child, my father would tell me this scary story about the "vindow viper' I never knew where he'd heard the story, but it creeped me out! It was in this book! My father never read, and he was most older than this book. It was still cool to see.


    "I vish to vash and vipe the vindows." - The Viper


    Now my favorite story is one that talks about this couple who spent the night with an elderly pair. They put some money on the table and left. When they arrived at the next town they learned the place they had stayed at and the people they'd stayed with were much different! Sure enough, when they went back, the house was burned, had been for years. No one lived there. Yet, their money lay untouched on a table.


    This is perfect for parents who want to read to their kids but still enjoy themselves. It's really an easy but fun read.


    This is one of the books I read for ScreamAThon so it's nice to knock one off the list!