Saw writers to adapt the classic ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ series into a movie





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Deadline reports that author Alvin Schwartz’ classic children collection, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, is to be adapted into a movie by Saw writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. The classic children’s collection of spooky stories consisted of three parts, all of which were tales from folklore and urban legend.

The three-book children’s series, which has sold more than 7 million copies worldwide, began with 1981?s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark and continued with More Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark(1984) and Scary Stories 3: More Tales To Chill Your Bones (1991).

The project will see Melton and Dunstan adapt some of the scary short stories into a screenplay about a group of outcast kids who stand up to their fears to save their town when nightmares come to life.

Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of Sean Daniel Company and Elizabeth Grave of 1212 Entertainment will produce. Daniel and Brown initially optioned the rights before teaming up with Melton and Dunstan.

 

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Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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