“Scary Stories: A Documentary” Needs Your Help! [VIDEO]

scary stories to tell in the dark

According to IMDB, the movie adaptation of the beloved children’s book series “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” is slated for a 2016 release.

In the meantime, producer-director Cody Meirick is hoping to film a documentary about the 30-year history of the books.

According to the Indiegogo description, “Scary Stories: A Documentary” will focus on:

  • the history of gothic children’s folklore
  • the publication history and spread of the Scary Stories series and its illustrations
  • censorship and the challenging of children’s literature
  • artists inspired by the illustrations
  • the role of storytelling for children’s literature
  • the history of illustrations in gothic children’s literature
  • origins of specific tales told in the books
  • the life of Stephen Gammell’s artwork over the years
  • the journey Alvin Schwartz took to find and compile the stories

The project only launched on Wednesday, March 18, and there’s over a month left to reach the $28,000 goal. You can donate here!

[via Nerdist]

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