CBS Films Takes 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark'

Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are adapting Alvin Schwartz's scary story collection. It will follow a group of outcast kids that save their town when nightmares come to life.
CBS Films takes Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
CBS Films takes Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
CBS Films has picked up rights to Alvin Schwartz's short story anthology Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

Saw screenwriters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton will be adapting the scary story collection. The film will follow a group of outcast kids that face their fears to save their town after nightmares invade their lives.

Alvin Schwartz compiled the stories from folklore and urban legend. The three-book children's series began with 1981′s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and continued with More Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark in 1984. Scary Stories 3: More Tales To Chill Your Bones was released in 1991. The books sold more than 7 million copies worldwide.

Sean Daniel, Elizabeth Grave, Roberto Grande, Joshua Long and Jason Brown are producing. No casting or director has been announced.


Sources: Deadline

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Comments (8)

  1. Dane Sears

    The story called "The Haunted House" was already derived into an award-winning short film back in 2007 called "The Hopewell Haunting". It's currently being turned into a feature length film but you can watch the short version on Dane Sears's Vimeo.com page.

    5 months agoby @Dane-SearsFlag

  2. AgentBlue

    I LOVED those books!!!!!!! Would love to see a movie version.

    5 months agoby @agentblueFlag

  3. skywise

    @brian Me too. My friends and I would spend the night at each others houses and read the stories to each other. I t was frightening as a kid and I LOVED it. I just hope they can do it justice.

    5 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. Brian

    I hope they do something with these. Seriously, these were the best when I was like, 10 years old!

    5 months agoby @brianFlag

  5. CelluloidDreams

    I remember these stories when I was younger!....very cool!

    5 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  6. skywise

    Definitely some creepy stuff for kids in there....and the artwork, UGH! The stuff of nightmares.

    5 months agoby @skywiseFlag

  7. The Knight Has Risen

    Holy sh*t! I can't wait to see this!

    5 months agoby @thehost91Flag

  8. rjh094

    I remember these stories when I was younger! They are creepy af! So excited!

    5 months agoby @rjh094Flag