February 2012

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Changes

The classic, terrifying images that we loved as kids are being replaced with more “child friendly” alternatives.

Have you seen this horrifying news? The classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark that we read as children has become so terrifying, so grotesque and scary and monstrous, that I am scared to buy them for my own daughter, as I had planned on doing in a couple of years. No, they’re not gorier. They’re not grislier, or scarier stories, or even more subtly chilling. Instead, they have new watered-down art that will render them unreadable.