Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a collection of horror stories written by Alvin Schwartz. Published in the 1980s, it has become a beloved classic among fans of spooky tales. The book features a variety of chilling stories, from ghostly encounters to supernatural creatures lurking in the dark.
The best part is that several stories are written as scripts that instruct the reader on how to get the best possible scare from their audience if they’re reading aloud to a group.
What sets Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark apart is not only its eerie narratives but also the haunting illustrations by Stephen Gammell. The combination of Schwartz’s storytelling and Gammell’s haunting artwork creates a truly spine-tingling reading experience.
These scary stories have captivated readers of all ages. They have the ability to send shivers down your spine and leave you with a lingering sense of unease. Whether you read them alone late at night or share them with friends around a campfire, these are a blast to read!
Telling scary stories is something people have done for thousands of years, for most of us like being scared in that way. Since there isn’t any danger, we think it is fun.Alvin Schwartz, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
If you’re giving Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark as a gift, here are a few things to consider:
The vibes are dark, mysterious, and silly with a super fast pace.
It’s the perfect book for anyone who has little nieces and nephews who enjoy a good scare!
Permission to judge a book by its cover!
The covers of all the books in this series are mega creepy thanks to Stephen Gammell’s artistry.
@thebphiles shares their collection of this trio. I suggest displaying the collection for Halloween; see if your friends recognize these nostalgic books!
*Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark fulfilled my POPSUGAR Reading Challenge prompt for a book published in the year I was born.