Go Behind the Scenes of Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark

August 12, 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for CBS Films

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If Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark were a staple of your childhood, you'll want to see this - or if you enjoy horror films, or Guillermo del Toro's visual skill. Side note: it's been more than a decade since I last watched Pan's Labyrinth, but I'm still struck by how beautiful that film was. Its ideas about storytelling inspired his take on Scary Stories too. You can read more on that here.

Bringing such iconic, creepy monsters to life required incredible makeup work - especially since the drawings in the Scary Stories books were so detailed. Here's a cool timelapse look at one of them - The Corpse. Shudder.