History Literature / ScaryStoriesToTellInTheDark

26th May '16 4:02:06 AM ProfessorDetective
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The series is geared towards extremely young audiences (not that this stops the stories from being surprisingly violent), and while the stories may be scary for an eight-year old, older audiences will find them more cheesy than anything. Instead, what makes the books so scary (and [[MoralGuardians controversial]]), on the other hand, are the illustrations that accompany them. Using little more than black ink and water, Stephen Gammell has given us some of the most notoriously terrifying pictures you'll ever see in a book. So much so that the Scary Stories are on the American Library Association's list of most challenged books (ie, MoralGuardians demanding they be pulled from library shelves), being the number one most challenged book for over a decade.

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The series is geared towards extremely young audiences (not that this stops the stories from being surprisingly violent), and while the stories may be scary for an eight-year old, older audiences will find them more cheesy than anything. Instead, what makes the books so scary (and [[MoralGuardians controversial]]), on the other hand, controversial]]) are the illustrations that accompany them. Using little more than black ink and water, Stephen Gammell has given us some of the most notoriously terrifying pictures you'll ever see in a book. So much so that the Scary Stories are on the American Library Association's list of most challenged books (ie, MoralGuardians demanding they be pulled from library shelves), being the number one most challenged book for over a decade.
1st May '16 2:39:59 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: The ending of "The Thing".
29th Aug '15 7:20:04 AM Demetrios
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8uK12XFyrQ The movie version]] really [[BloodierAndGorier piles on the gore]].
17th Aug '15 12:13:08 PM Demetrios
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For those whom the illustrations were too terrifying for, here is the link to the [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie versions]] [[http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=MoonRaven09#g/u of the Scary Stories]].
8th Jul '15 12:09:15 PM LadyYuki
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** Addie Finch from "Such Things Happen." See DisproportionateRetribution below for details.

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** Addie Finch Fitch from "Such Things Happen." See DisproportionateRetribution below for details.



* ElevatorFailure: The ending of [[spoiler:"Room For One More."]]



* MamaBear: Addie Finch must've ''really'' loved her cat.

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* MamaBear: Addie Finch Fitch must've ''really'' loved her cat. Of course, it may have been [[{{Familiar}} more]] than just a cat to [[AllWitchesHaveCats her]].
6th Jul '15 7:11:49 PM bobg
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Samuel Blunt of ''Wonderful Sausage'' is described as a "fat and jolly butcher". Said "fat and jolly butcher" kills people and grinds them into sausage to serve to his customers.
6th Jun '15 8:42:34 PM Cakeman
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* AffablyEvil: Samuel Blunt from "Wonderful Sausage".
11th May '15 12:58:57 AM SeptimusHeap
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* YoutubePoop: Is becoming an increasingly popular source; search for "[[TomServo3 Tom's]] Terrifying Tales From the Toaster".

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* YoutubePoop: Is becoming an increasingly popular source; search for "[[TomServo3 "[[WebAnimation/TomServo3 Tom's]] Terrifying Tales From the Toaster".
23rd Apr '15 10:24:01 AM Snailfish
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* AlasPoorVillain: Addie Finch in "Such Things Happen." Even though she tried to ruin the protagonist's life with her spells, she was still at heart a lonely and grieving old woman who dearly loved her cat. The amount of agony she's put through is so much even the farmer starts to feel sorry for her.


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* MamaBear: Addie Finch must've ''really'' loved her cat.
30th Mar '15 8:33:55 AM Druplesnubb
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Since the story "What Do You Come For?" is only a page long, we don't get an explanation as to ''why'' the undead guy killed the old lady. Probably because he's undead [[AlwaysChaoticEvil and they're expected to do that]].
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