'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' coming to life on the silver screen

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- If you were a child growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, you probably gave yourself nightmares reading "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark". Now, you can see them come to life before your eyes.

The Huffington Post reports that CBS Films is working with "Saw" writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan to take the short stories and make a movie.

If you remember, not only were the stories like "The Big Toe" and "The Dead Man's Hand" scary by themselves, the original illustrations by artist Stephen Gammell made them even more terrifying.

The Post reports Alvin Schwarz wrote three "Scary Stories" editions between 1981 and 1991 using folklore and urban legends.

Details are still being developed like which stories will be included and who will direct the project.


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