Deadline reports that Wild Eye Releasing has officially landed the global theatrical distribution rights to director Cody Meirick’s forthcoming documentary film Scary Stories. The docu will tackle about Alvin Schwartz’s 1980s children’s book series titled Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. It is scheduled to hit the theaters next year in 2019.
Scary Stories is expected to feature more than 40 interviews from fans and artists along with Schwartz’s family members and other young adult horror authors such as R.L Stine (Goosebumps) and Q.L. Pearce.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a three-part anthology series that was illustrated by Stephen Gammell. It is a compilation of short horror stories that were based from folklore and urban legends. First published in 1981, the first book of what became a three-book series (it was followed by More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones) is officially described as follows:
This spooky addition to Alvin Schwartz’s popular books on American folklore is filled with tales of eerie horror and dark revenge that will make you jump with fright. There is a story here for everyone — skeletons with torn and tangled flesh who roam the earth; a ghost who takes revenge on her murderer; and a haunted house where every night a bloody head falls down the chimney. Stephen Gammell’s splendidly creepy drawings perfectly capture the mood of more than two dozen scary stories — and even scary songs — all just right for reading alone or for telling aloud in the dark. If You Dare!
Currently, the iconic book series is also being adapted into a movie by CBS Films and eOne with Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro serving as the film’s producer. It is also set to be released in 2019.