Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark is now in theaters! Tckets to see it at the Alamo Drafthouse can be found here, and - while you're at it - be sure to pick up a copy of our Fall Horror Issue, which is chock full of awesome exclusive content.
When the Alamo Drafthouse asked if I'd be interested in writing a video essay timed to the release of André Øvredal's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, I jumped at the opportunity: no, I hadn't seen the film yet*, but I'm a huge fan of the short story collections that inspired it. These books were as important to my childhood as my very first horror movie or my very first Stephen King novel.
What follows is the resulting video essay, written and narrated by me and expertly edited by those glorious bastards over in the Alamo Drafthouse Video Department (shout-out to Daniel Sorbera, who put this one together!).
If you catch Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark at the Alamo Drafthouse this weekend, you'll see this before the movie, but don't worry: I steered away from any Scary Stories that might be featured in the movie, so you'll find no spoilers here.
* = Luckily, I loved it.