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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: DVD
  • SKU: MVD2473D
  • UPC: 760137247395
  • Street Date: 07/16/19
  • PreBook Date: 06/11/19
  • Label: Wild Eye Releasing »
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run Time: 85 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2019
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       R.L. Stine
  •       Alvin Schwartz
  •       Amelia Cotter
  •       Peter Schwartz
  • Director: Cody Meirick
  • Producer: Cody Meirick
  • Director: Cody Meirick
  • Producers: Cody Meirick


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Scary Stories

The Story Of The Books That Frightened A Generation.

Scary Stories
  • List Price: $19.95  
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Explore the history of one of the most controversial works of modern children's literature: The best selling teen classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which scared a generation of readers and became of of the most banned books of modern times. Includes the author's family, scholars, folklorists, artists, fans, and children's book authors such as R.L. Stine, Q.L. Pearce, and more.

Bonus Materials

  • Director's Commentary
  • Over 20 minutes of bonus footage
  • Closed Captions
  • Scene Selection
  • Trailers

Sales Points

  • Official Selection - Illinois International Film Festival
  • Official Selection - Indy Film Fest
  • Official Selection - Chicago Independent Film Fest
  • Based on best selling teen/ pre-teen book trilogy released bewteen 1981-1991, selling over 7 million copies worldwide
  • The books have appeared for years on the American Library Association’s top 10 frequently challenged books lists.
  • Film highlights the cultural significance of the book series, as well as the attempts made to ban the books by parents groups, specifically during the 'Satanic Panic' of the 1980s.
  • Official Selection - Panic Fest
  • Film features legendary children's horror author R.L. Stine (Goosebumps) alongside several academic and literary figures.
  • Complimentary release to Hollywood adaptation of the Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark in August 2019 and produced by horror icon Guillermo del Toro.

Press Quotes

Enlightening and Fun


Pretty Damn Near Perfect.

     —Nightmarish Conjurings

A rewarding watch

     —Downright Creepy

An immensely involving and fun to watch documentary.

     —The Independent Critic

Is special because in heralding books that are so important to the horror genre, Meirick has crafted a worthy defense of the horror genre as a whole.

     —Daily Dead

A nostalgic treat for longtime fans.

     —Cemetery Gates

A trip down memory lane...

     —Picture This Post


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