Not only is a feature film adaptation of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books on the way (produced by Guillermo del Toro!), but so too is a documentary. Titled Scary Stories, Deadline reports today that Wild Eye Releasing has acquired the doc, which they’ll release next year.
The doc, directed by Cody Meirick, features more than 40 interviews including Alvin Schwartz’s family members and fellow authors like R.L Stine, as well as folklorists, artists and fans.
“The three-volume series, written by Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell from 1981-1991, featured short horror stories for kids that were adapted from folklore and urban legends — it was the intro to the genre for a swath of kids in that generation. Some parent groups and school boards had the books pulled from libraries and schools owing to Gammell’s sometimes violent illustrations.”
Wild Eye has worldwide rights.