Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Collected from American

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Collected from American Folklore [Download] ➻ Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Collected from American Folklore ➼ Alvin Schwartz – Thomashillier.co.uk Walking corpses dancing bones knife wielding madmen and narrow escapes from death they're all here in this chilling collection of ghost stories Brought to spine tingling flesh crawling life by noted B to Tell Kindle Ø Walking corpses dancing bones knife wielding madmen and narrow escapes from death they're all here in this chilling collection of ghost stories Brought to spine tingling flesh crawling life by noted Broadway actor George S Irving these horrific Scary Stories PDF/EPUB or tales are guaranteed to raise goosebumps Let the faint of heart beware.


About the Author: Alvin Schwartz

to Tell Kindle Ø Alvin Schwartz was the author of than fifty books dedicated to and dealing with topics such as folklore and word play many of which were intended for young readers He is often confused with another Alvin Schwartz who Scary Stories PDF/EPUB or wrote Superman and Batman daily comics strips and a novel titled The Blowtop.



10 thoughts on “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Collected from American Folklore

  1. Trudi Trudi says:

    I'm not giving any stars here only a warning beware which edition of this collection you choose for if you choose unwisely you will be sorely ripped off in ways than one I chose unwisely My edition is the 2010 updated version published by Harper Collins with new illustrations by Brett Heluist To say that it's been sanitized for safe consumption is an understatement The reason the original 1981 edition became an instant classic and a freuently challenged book in schools and libraries was for Stephen Gammell's ghoulish and nightmarish artwork I cry foul and bullshit You don't mess with perfection and genius Without Gammell's drawings this collection loses its bloody beating heart and is barely worth the paper it's printed on Who thought this was a good idea? I'm incensed especially for all the kids who might pick up this book expecting to have the bejeebers scared out of them and wind up merely bored or slightly amused UnforgivableI was going to rant here about our ill conceived often hypocritical efforts to protect our children and censor their reading materials but I'll save that for another day Perhaps for when I write a real review for the real version of this book the only one that counts the only one that should be bought and gifted to any young person seeking his or her gateway drug into the realm of the macabre This review has also been posted to Busty Book Bimbo


  2. Federico DN Federico DN says:

    Sometimes you are about to watch a movie when you suddenly realize it is based on a book Sometimes you choose to care A collection of short horror stories to scare you senseless and some to make you laugh Each story two pages at most and some eerie pictures accompanying each one The book started nicely The big toe and The walk the first two were very simple and highly enjoyable two stories to make you jump scare Cold as clay and The girl who stood on a grave were also goodUnfortunately the rest of the stories which were plenty were unremarkable or plainly forgettable and a few of them simply a complete waste of time I think this book can be awesome if you are a kid but sadly I think I have outgrown child horror stories The movie 2019 was average or a bit below average 5510 The big toe was there and several included or mentioned but I was surprised by the amount of stuff I did not recognize Maybe I should have read the whole series before watching the movie Still it was an ok adaptation at bestUntil next time A veces estás a punto de ver una pelicula cuando de repente te das cuenta de ue está basado en un libro A veces decidís ue te importaUna colección de cuentos cortos de horror para asustarte hasta perder el sentido y algunas para hacerte reir Cada historia dos páginas cuando mucho y algunas fotos acompañando cada historiaEl libro empezó bien The big toe y The walk los primeros dos fueron muy simples pero altamente disfrutables dos historias para hacerte saltar de miedo Cold as clay y The girl who stood on a grave también estuvieron bienDesgraciadamente el resto de las historias ue fueron varias no son destacables o directamente olvidables y algunas de ellas simplemente una pérdida de tiempo Creo ue este libro podría ser genial si sos un niño pero lamentablemente creo ue ya superé las historias de horror para chicos La película 2019 es algo promedio o un poco menos ue promedio 5510 The big toe estuvo ahí y algunas más incluídas o mencionadas pero me sorprendió la cantidad de cosas ue no reconocí Tal vez debería haber leído toda la serie antes de ver la película Aún así estuvo ok como adaptación cuando muchoHasta la próxima


  3. Justin Tate Justin Tate says:

    In anticipation of the new movie I dusted this off and made the foolish decision of reading in an empty house well past the twilight hour About halfway I got too creeped out to continue Had to finish the rest this morningThese stories are SCARY Something about the nonchalant way horror happens makes it even real In this world there's nothing unusual about ghosts and murderers and zombies Why should there be? They are so common There could be a murderer in your attic right now And wait what’s that noise?I did not obsess over these books as a kid like I did other teen horror series but I was surprised by how much I still remembered Reading as an adult I can appreciate what Schwartz achieved The extensive research into folklore is done remarkably well The guy knows his stuff and it shows with the lengthy list of references and interviews he did during research Another key part of the success I believe are the stories that reveal how to scare an audience Starting the collection this way empowers the reader before they wade into the bone chilling talesObviously it would be impossible to comment on this without discussing the artwork I'm glad the illustrator's name is as large as the author's because Gammell's contribution is just as significant My biggest hope for the movie is that they are able to immerse us in a world that somehow resembles these drawings There's been nothing like them before or since the Scary Stories series ended and they remain the most iconic piece of the collectionAll in all a fantastic book that holds up well Glad I never gave away my copy


  4. Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies says:

    Warning SCARY PICTURES Do not click on this review if you don't want to be plagued by nightmares I don't care how old you are Fear transcends all age barriersI'm a supporter of childhood literacy but I beg you Please for the love of all that is holy do not make the mistake of giving this book to your children They will never forgive you Think of all the therapy costsWhen I was a little girl I was terrified of the dark I couldn't sleep without my rituals All blankets had to be tucked in completely around me All closet doors must be closed Before bed the room must be checked to for all odd looking shadows that might morph into something terrifying when I open my eyes in the middle of the nightAbove all all toes must be secured or else something will munch on themIt didn't help me when I was 12I read 5 pages of this book and I couldn't go on I don't know if you've seen the drawings but this book is absolutely fucking terrifying If you have children please please do not give this book to your child It will scar them for lifeIt took me years to summon the courage to open this book again I was 16 I had just watched It I couldn't sleep for 2 weeks afterwards for longer than 30 minute increments I could barely stay awake in class It was horrible Surely after surviving the horrors of Pennywise the Clown I couldpossibly? maybe? take on this book again?I was wrongI got to THE THING before shoving it into the back of the closet IF I CAN'T SEE IT THE MONSTERS DON'T EXIST and ran to the living roomMonsters won't eat you when you're with your parentsThe artist for this book is Stephen Gammell Thank you Mr Gammell I hope you sleep well you diabolical crafter of nightmares Who knows how many children and adults you have scared Who knows how many hours of terror and sleepless nights this book has wrought Stephen King has nothing on youI'm a grown ass woman and tonight I'm still going to sleep with one eye open


  5. JV (semi-hiatus) JV (semi-hiatus) says:

    Perhaps read and highly rated for its nostalgic appeal Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a collection of American urban legends that feel lacklustre in its writing and storytelling Although uite unnerving not thoroughly petrifying these stories somehow left me feeling cold whilst speedreading this in the dead of night The only notable story that I find disuieting and chilling was May I Carry Your Basket? The caveat? Well you wouldn't want to reach for this book if you'd like to sleep like a log unless you have the necessary means to pluck up the courage to face the demons and spectres and weirdos lurking and waiting in the dark However you can go right ahead if your imagination is seemingly wicked and vile that apparitions of such horrible monstrosity would be scared silly to death


  6. Laurel Laurel says:

    The illustrations were the really scary part of these books I remember being afraid to turn the page and look at the next one when I was a kid peeling the next page over gradually like a Band Aid One pictured effed me up so badly I had to tape a piece of construction paper over it so I could flip through the book without having a heart attack


  7. Mischenko Mischenko says:

    This book is featured on Halloween Reads for Children is a great collection of short scary stories for kids to enjoy It’s a book that I enjoyed as a child and can now share with my own kids Some of the stories are pretty scary and best for older readers but a few of them can be read to younger readers as well There are plenty of traditional ghost stories retellings and folklore to enjoy The black and white illustrations add even eerinessA few of our favorites include The White Wolf The Guests The Wendigo The Girl Who Stood on a Grave and The AtticI really enjoyed reading the references in the back of the book which explain the tales and where they originated5


  8. Tina Haigler Tina Haigler says:

    This is a very beloved book from my childhood along with it's two seuels I'm still not entirely sure why I love something so much that gave me several serious complexes that continue into adulthood but I guess I'm just twisted like thatI chose to reread these books due to the Scary Stories movie that came out recently Needless to say the stories didn't scare me like they did when I was a kid but I still found that I was a little creeped out going to the bathroom in the dark so to me that's a win for any book or movie because fiction doesn't scare me easilyIt's filled with mostly creepy short stories with a chapter dedicated to spooky yet humorous stories to make you laugh instead This edition has newer pictures but the original illustrator's drawings are intensely creepy and unmistakably recognizable It's perfect for kids 10 12 teens 13 15 or people 16 that scare really easily and can't handle hardcore horror


  9. J. Kent Messum J. Kent Messum says:

    Confession time I was a scared kid growing up And I mean fucking terrified My imagination was fertile and it tended to grow dark twisted things with thorns that were poisonous to my thoughts vines of blackened fish hooks that would creep over me like ivy and ensnare my mind body and soul My early encounters with anything of the 'horror' variety would take on a life of it's own finding a nest in my kid brain where it could grow into something much monstrous Thinking back to my childhood there were several experiences that left a deep and dark impression on me For instance I watched 'Jaws' at far too young an age and my parents had to cancel my swimming lessons because I refused to get into the pool after that I accidentally switched channels on the TV one night and came across the famous eye gouging scene from 'Blade Runner' Didn't sleep for days as a result wouldn't let anyone even my trusted family touch my face for a month I recall 'Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark' as the first book to ever visit this type of sheer dread on my little being It had such a notable effect giving me nightmares for weeks It turned out that horror movies were pale in comparison to the terror my own mind could conjure up after listening to creepy stories matched with with hideous artwork Alvin Schwartz undoubtedly helped set me on the path I'm on now as an author of thrillerhorror fiction My grade two teacher read it to us in class showing us the illustrations in between stories the unbelievably arresting art of Stephen Gammell Never in my young life had I been read anything like it At home my parents read Roald Dahl to me far different I must say But during story time at school I could feel fear eating at me the discomfort welling up from my gut to my heart as I tried to digest horrors I’d never been presented before This was the first time I’d ever experienced a book that made me sweat and suirm and hold my breathI'm sure the publishers didn't know the kind of effect this book would have on impressionable children when they brought it out But let me assure you it had the power to shape the future of some And I owe a debt of gratitude to such a fine work that didn't hold back despite the young audience it was created for This was one of the '10 Books That Stuck With Me' piece I wrote Check out which others made the list


  10. unknown unknown says:

    As scary stories go they are only slightly Sometimes they are funny or just weird or sad Except the one about Harold the Scarecrow God that one is terrifying Oh and the spiders hatching from your faceBut the illustrations The illustrations in this book are good old fashioned nightmare fuel I really don't know what they were thinkingI mean what were they thinking? Facebook 30 Day Book Challenge Day 8 Book that scares you


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