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Children and adults, rather. I don’t care how many decades it’s been, you don’t get over Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

Deadline reports that CBS Film is the winner of a bidding war to adapt Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, that most terrifying of children’s horror anthologies. The pair behind the adaptation are Saw writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, and if that’s not perfect then I don’t know what is.

According to Deadline the film will be about “a group of outcast kids who stand up to their fears to save their town when nightmares come to life.” So like Monster Squad with urban legends instead of monsters. And presumably sans mention of Wolfman nards (though we can hope).

This is the second nostalgia-laden kid’s horror movie in the pipeline; there’s also the Goosebumps movie, which last we heard was possibly about a horror author whose creations come alive. Both films have nice wayd to include multiple stories into a single movie, then. Though Goosebumps will look like child’s play compared to Scary Stories.

Child’s play with a creepy ventriloquist dummy. But still.

(via: Deadline)

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