I this going to be another rated-PG "2spooky" film like Goosebumps or are we talking R-rated "4spooky" The Conjuring?
Since the books are just a collection of folk tales, the only thing you can really do to set it apart is doing an anthology movie and focus on creating visuals similar to the classic illustrations. Otherwise it'd be no different than all the other movies based on the same folk tales.
>the one about the woman in the closet
That fucking picture, there is no way this can be done for a movie without it being fucked up unless a master makes it.
I fucking hope so.
>tfw it's got bizarre choppy animation and looks like a 1:1 recreation of Stephen Gammel's artwork straight from hell
I'd shit my pants. It'd be absolutely insane.
>Harold flaying a person and stretching his skin across the roof
>The butchers grinding people into sausage
>The girl having a thousand spider explode from a hole in her face
That's just three I remember.
One of the best ones, I also like the wraith story, and the civil war soldier. It's going to be more like tales and the crypt meets alone in the dark. The prostetics will be good and over the top but the story simple and tamed.
If anyone could do it, Del Toro could.
the thing is they were just generic retellings of common spooky stories. What made the books so great were the illustrations. IDK if you could ever capture that in any other medium.
>And a documentary
>"What Do You Come For?" is the third story included in the book Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
>An old woman who lives by herself feels very lonely one night and says, "I wish I had some company." Two feet appear, dangling from the chimney. Then, a body and some arms and some legs, two eyes, and a head. They belong to a man, who then jumps down from the chimney and dances around the room The woman asks him, "What do you come for?" The man answers, "What do I come for? For YOU!"
What did he mean by this?
holy fuck holy fuck
i remember my mom had these books in our library when i was younger. I would put it behind all the other books when i knew i was going to spend a few hours in there cause i couldnt even look at the font i was so scared of it