scary stories to tell in the dark

It was not as publicized, and I doubt people tumblr is talking much about it. Rest In Peace George S Irving, the man who had a long career of film, television and stage. He might be best known to some of you as The Heat Miser in the 1975 Rankin Bass stop motion movie The Year Without A Santa Claus. he is also known for narrating the audio books for Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, among many other things. George was 94 and will be sorely missed.


Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Gammell vs Helquist

A few examples (since i can only fit 10) comparing the illustrations of Gammell and Helquist in the 30th Anniversary edition of “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark”

1) Title Page

2) The Walk

3) The Haunted House

4) The Red Spot

5) Harold

I feel like the older illustrations were what made the stories even scarier.

The Thing

from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

There were two young boys named Trevor and Will. They spent most of their summer vacation hanging around town, looking for things to do.

One hot August night, the boys were sitting on a fence by the main road. There was a cornfield just across the road. Suddenly, Trevor spotted something in the field. In the darkness, it was difficult to make out, but he thought it looked like some kind of weird animal.

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