Monday 28 October 2019

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK: The Complete Collection by Alvin Schwartz

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: The Complete Collection
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When these books were made into a movie, I wanted to read them before watching. And when I found an edition including all three books, I ordered it right away.

So, this book contains: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3.

Each book comes with freaky illustrations that totally add to the experience. There are also Notes, Sources and Bibliographies for each installment.

Some tales are short. Others are supposed to be read like a song. Several are longer. But ALL of them are a LOT of fun. There's something within these pages for everyone. A lot of these stories are downright creepy and will give you chills. While others will totally gross you out or really make you think. And there are quite a few that made me laugh.

This book really is like sitting down with a bunch of friends and telling scary stories to freak each other out. Hell, there are even instructions for setting the mood and delivering the ending just right.

I had so much fun reading this vast and cool collection of folktales, urban legends, cautionary tales. As soon as I started reading, I was hooked and couldn't wait to see what was coming next. Reading this book also made me feel like I was a kid again, ready to tell/hear a freaky story and hoping to get goose bumps or feel my skin crawl.

These scary stories are awesome! I just can't believe I didn't read these when I was a kid, because I was definitely part of the target audience. Oh well, you're never too young or old for these. 😁

Looking forward to checking out the movie...

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