The Story Of The Books That Frightened A Generation.
Explore the history of one of the most controversial works of modern children's literature: The best selling teen classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which scared a generation of readers and became of of the most banned books of modern times. Includes the author's family, scholars, folklorists, artists, fans, and children's book authors such as R.L. Stine, Q.L. Pearce, and more.
Over 20 minutes of bonus footage
Official Selection - Illinois International Film Festival
Official Selection - Indy Film Fest
Official Selection - Chicago Independent Film Fest
Based on best selling teen/ pre-teen book trilogy released bewteen 1981-1991, selling over 7 million copies worldwide
The books have appeared for years on the American Library Association’s top 10 frequently challenged books lists.
Film highlights the cultural significance of the book series, as well as the attempts made to ban the books by parents groups, specifically during the 'Satanic Panic' of the 1980s.
Official Selection - Panic Fest
Film features legendary children's horror author R.L. Stine (Goosebumps) alongside several academic and literary figures.
Complimentary release to Hollywood adaptation of the Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark in August 2019 and produced by horror icon Guillermo del Toro.