The Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark documentary, following the origins of the book Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, the cult following it drew, and the subsequent backlash due to its horror content, has added a new interviewee to their film: Goosebumps and Fear Street series author R.L. Stine.
Scary Stories, one of the most challenged children’s books in recent history, is a favorite among horror fans, as evidenced by the strong positive response to a fictional Scary Stories movie adapted from the book that will be produced and possibly directed by Guillermo del Toro. Who better to comment on a beloved children’s horror book than esteemed children’s horror author R.L. Stine?
The Scary Stories documentary crew previously raised over $7700. With the proceeds of the first crowdfunding campaign, the crew filmed 13 interviews throughout the country, including where author Alvin Schwartz lived. The documentary launched a second fundraising campaign this month. According to the campaign page, only a third of the documentary has been completed thus far, and additional funds will go toward traveling for further interviews and acquiring licensed footage.
Watch the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark documentary trailer
The crew hopes to raise $39,000 for the film. Rewards for contributing to the campaign include a special thanks at the end of the film, a behind-the-scenes featurette, a Scary Stories t-shirt, an original piece of tribute art, and a copy of the film itself. To contribute, visit their campaign here.
If the filmmakers successfully fund the rest of production with this campaign, the documentary should be finished this summer and will begin entering film festivals by this fall.
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