'Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark' Going from Your Nightmares to the Writers of 'Saw'

December 4, 2013

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Though a Goosebumps adaptation is already in the works, Hollywood isn't yet done mining the scariest anthologies you ever wrote a fourth grade book report on. As reported by Deadline, now CBS films is developing a movie version of Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark, the '80s book series that first warned children that sometimes disgusting dogs are rabid rats and blemishes are spiders ready to burst out of your face, so watch out for that. Saw writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are penning the screenplay from their own pitch, which is said to build several of the tales around "a group of outcast kids who stand up to their fears to save their town when nightmares come to life." Should the nightmares end up looking like murky, grotesque, desaturated visions of hellish deformity that will continue haunting the kids into adulthood, then they did it right.

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