In the 1980s and ’90s a book series developed a growing interest from kids who were taken in by gothic tales, a whimsical tone, and ghostly illustrations. They also became the most banned books of modern times. Scary Stories is a 3-book anthology of folktales and urban legends by Alvin Schwartz. The books invite us into a fascinating exploration involving some of the foundations of cultural storytelling. And the illustrations by Stephen Gammell have had an enduring impact. Hear from R.L. Stine, Bruce Coville, Peter Schwartz, Dr. Gary Alan Fine, and many others as the unique history of these books unfolds, cementing themselves into the cultural zeitgeist. Find out the true story behind Scary Stories.
Directed By Cody Meirick