Remember that first time you cracked open a Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book? The words of Alvin Schwartz and the art of Stephen Gammell penetrating your brain and leaving a lasting impression that you’d carry with you well into adulthood? That cultural phenomenon that thrilled kids and perturbed overprotective adults is going strong over thirty since the first book was published.
Filmmaker Cody Meirick sat down with yours truly to discuss payoff, pitfalls, and public school pandemonaeon associated with this particular book series as the subject of his documentary Scary Stories.
Check out my review of the documentary here. You can catch Scary Stories on video-on-demand May 7th, and a special feature loaded DVD come July 16th.