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Banned by some libraries, defended by others, and sought after by children and adults alike, Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books (featuring eerie artwork by Stephen Gammell) have left a bone-chilling mark on generations of readers, and to celebrate the release of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie, we discuss both the adaptation and its source material on this episode of Corpse Club! Listen as Tamika Jones, Derek Anderson, and Jonathan James share their fondest (and most haunting) memories of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books, including their favorite stories, Gammell's delightfully twisted artwork, and how the books, along with R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series, served as gateway horror for generations of young readers.

The Corpse Club co-hosts also talk about André Øvredal's new Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark film (co-written and produced by Guillermo del Toro), from its late ’60s setting and fleshed-out characters to its creepy monsters brought to life through a potent blend of practical effects, CGI, and scary good performance artists. With another autumn lurking right around the corner, the trio also talk about early Halloween preparations, including their latest finds at Spirit Halloween (for those lucky enough to have one already open nearby) and the haunted houses, immersive experiences, and escape rooms they're looking forward to checking out this fall. So, whether Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is responsible for countless hours of lost sleep in your life, or you're completely new to the world of the Pale Lady, Harold the Scarecrow, and "The Red Spot" of squirming spiders, sit back, relax, and enjoy a new episode of Daily Dead's podcast... just make sure you don't hear someone calling out for their missing toe!

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