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CBS Films to bring us Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark; Saw's Dunstan & Melton to adapt

12.04.2013by: Kevin Woods

I'm sure many of you reading this grew up reading Alvin Schwartz's much beloved "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" as well as the sequels "More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" and "Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones". Much like R.L. Stine's "Goosebumps" series, Schwartz's "Scary Stories" introduced many young readers to the world of horror literature with its freaky tales based on urban legends and folklore, but it was the frighteningly awesome artwork by Stephen Gammell that really creeped me out.

Now Deadline is reporting that CBS Films has sprung for a pitch from SAW writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan to adapt Alvin Schwartz’s classic spooky tale collection for the big screen. Deadline reports that there was a competitive bidding for the project, which 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, with Roberto Grande and Joshua Long exec producing.

Extra Tidbit: Were you a fan of the "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" books?
Source: Deadline

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