History Literature / ScaryStoriesToTellInTheDark

28th Mar '17 5:09:39 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* BreakingAndBloodsucking: In "the Window", a girl sees a monster lurking out her window and she's too frightened to do anything. She unfortunately gives it the time to smash its way in, grab her, and bite into her throat. Her screams allow her brothers to save her and chase it off. [[PoliceAreUseless The police pass it off as an escaped lunatic who thinks he's a vampire]]. Months later, the vampire comes clawing at her window again, but she screams at the sight of it and her brothers are able to track and kill it.

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* BreakingAndBloodsucking: In "the "The Window", a girl sees a monster lurking out her window and she's too frightened to do anything. She unfortunately gives it the time to smash its way in, grab her, and bite into her throat. Her screams allow her brothers to save her and chase it off. [[PoliceAreUseless The police pass it off as an escaped lunatic who thinks he's a vampire]]. Months later, the vampire comes clawing at her window again, but she screams at the sight of it and her brothers are able to track and kill it.
23rd Feb '17 7:07:33 PM TristanJeremiah
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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]]) 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 ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids not that this stops the stories from being surprisingly violent), 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]]) 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.
19th Feb '17 1:46:57 PM Stellarvore
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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: In "The Window", the vampire is a hideous creature with CreepyLongFingers that can [[BreakingAndBloodsucking break into houses without an invitation]], and sleeps in a burial vault.


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* WickedWitch: Addie Fitch in "Such Things Happen." [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Maybe]].
25th Jan '17 2:48:59 AM TudorRose
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24th Jan '17 2:57:21 PM Discord_and_Dine
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15th Jan '17 10:48:41 AM eaterofworlds
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* BodyHorror: "The Red Spot". [[spoiler:An itchy spot turns out to have spiders pouring out of it. You're welcome.]]

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* BodyHorror: "The Red Spot". [[spoiler:An itchy spot turns out to have spiders pouring out of it. You're welcome.]]
20th Dec '16 7:55:37 AM Demetrios
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The nursing school in "The Dead Man's Hand." Apparently at this school, being nice and friendly and not having bad habits is a ''bad'' thing.


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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The nursing school in "The Dead Man's Hand." Apparently at this school, being nice and friendly and not having bad habits is a ''bad'' thing.


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* FalseReassurance: In "The Man in the Middle," one of the gangsters tells Jim, the eponymous man in the middle, that "You'll be fine." It turns out that Jim [[spoiler:has a deadly bullet wound in his head]].
6th Oct '16 8:49:42 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* FlayingAlive: Happens to [[spoiler:Thomas]] in "Harold".
6th Sep '16 10:38:48 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: What makes the [[NightmareFace illustration]] for "The Haunted House" so terrifying, as pointed out [[http://www.adventuresinpoortaste.com/2011/12/18/scary-stories-to-tell-in-the-dark-gammell-vs-helquist/ here]].
--> The ghost is looking at YOU. YOU are trapped in that creaky old house, staring down the empty, rotted eye sockets of some girl who was strangled by her lover.
21st Jul '16 8:10:35 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The nursing school in "The Dead Man's Hand." Apparently at this school, being and nice and friendly and not having bad habits is a ''bad'' thing.

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: The nursing school in "The Dead Man's Hand." Apparently at this school, being and nice and friendly and not having bad habits is a ''bad'' thing.
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