Thursday, October 4, 2012

Scary Sketches to See in the Dark

I don’t know about the rest of you, but for me, it’s never truly Halloween until I read the series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz.

Correction: it’s never truly Halloween until I ogle the creeptastic artwork Stephen Gammell created for that series:

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You’re welcome for the scares, internet.

(Why yes, I do still want to punch the publisher for replacing all this awesome nightmare fuel with utterly bland illustrations, why do you ask?)

6 comments:

  1. Creepy stuff! You do know there's still three weeks to go until Halloween, right? How are you going to contain your excitement until then?!

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    1. LOL, I don't think I'm going to have any trouble, since time always moves so fast for me. I have countless Halloween traditions to keep me busy till then, too. Not only do I still have to finish re-reading these books, but an eerie YA horror series as well. I'll also be watching a bunch of horror and Halloween-themed movies, listening to Halloween music, typing up more Halloweeny posts, wrapping Halloween gifts I've gotten for people, etc. ;)

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  2. That all sounds like fun! I love watching horror movies at Halloween, though my favourite isn't that scary at all - it's Hocus Pocus! Best Halloween film ever! As I've been doing a lot of baking this year, I might also celebrate by making Halloween themed cupcakes...

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    1. OMG! Hocus Pocus has been my all-time favorite Halloween movie since forever! It's never Halloween until I watch that. It's such a classic!

      Halloween-themed cupcakes sound like fun! If you do make 'em, I hope you share pics on your blog. ;)

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  3. I remember those books. I wasn't aware that they'd been replaced for newer editions. I can understand why, as those may have given some kids nightmares, but... it *was* "Scary" stories, not, "Slightly Odd" stories.

    I have always loved Halloween, admittedly for the candy and cute black cats more than anything else. ;)

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    1. It would have been fine if they simply released an alternate edition for the more sensitive kids, but no, they made the originals go out of print, and for the 30th anniversary, no less. This makes no sense to me. While some kids might be scared off by the illustrations, just as many, if not more, loved them. Everyone clamored to check them out from the library back when I was in elementary school! Sigh.

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