For all its terrifying
illustrations, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
still manages to sneak in a touch of humor every now and then.
- One of the lighter stories is called "The Viper." A woman in a high-rise keeps receiving phone calls about a man who calls himself "The Viper" who is slowly coming up the stairs...
Woman: Who are you?!
The Viper: I am the viper. I vish to vash and vipe the vindows.
- The hilariously anticlimactic ending to 'The Babysitter.' The titular character is continually being harassed by a lunatic over the phone, and it turns out he was hiding in the house the whole time. Then he comes down the stairs...and is promptly arrested by the police.
- The baby in the illustration appears to be smirking at the audience.
- The ending to "The Ghost with Bloody Fingers"
"Cool it, man! Get yourself some band-aids!"