Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 1,2,3
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Posted 3/21/13
So today I was browsing youtube and came across a video about the book "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark."
This book told different short stories that were simply terrifying and successfully scared me in my elementary school days.
I was curious if anyone on here got scared by this book too. If so, what short story scared you the most? Why?
Did you enjoy this book? Why or why not? Do you still have it? I do. and Would you be willing to read it again?

If you never read the book or simply don't remember it, here's a link to the video I saw mentioned above:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ThhNc83B-4
Share your thoughts about it if you want :)
I'm sorry if there is already a thread on this but I didn't find any about this book.
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Posted 3/21/13
I am so happy you linked that video. I do remember those books from a long long time ago. Me and my brother both make jokes about "The Viper" even to this day. It is really the only story we both seem to remember from the book but it didn't scare us or anything. We don't have it anymore though but if we did I would probably still flip through it occasionally to read some of them again for the memories.
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Posted 3/21/13

justanotherguy_2005 wrote:

I am so happy you linked that video. I do remember those books from a long long time ago. Me and my brother both make jokes about "The Viper" even to this day. It is really the only story we both seem to remember from the book but it didn't scare us or anything. We don't have it anymore though but if we did I would probably still flip through it occasionally to read some of them again for the memories.


Yeah, I remember the Viper :D
The one I remember the most is "Harold". It was about a scarecrow that came to life and ate people .__.
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Posted 3/21/13
I love these stories! ;D I used to read them all the time in ye old elementary school.
I have that hearse song stuck in my head.
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Posted 3/21/13
OMG NO. I was forever traumatized after reading those stories in elementary school.
I thought I could handle it but nooooo.
To this day. I don't watch scary movies by myself.
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Posted 4/6/13
It sounds very familiar, and I think I flipped through it when I was younger
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Posted 4/6/13
I love those books. I also love short stories in general. I prefer stuff I can read in 30 minutes or less.

I haven't read them in a while but I do remember this one time I was a little kid. I was reading the story about the alligator people while on my mom's bed. When I finished, I was too scared to get down cause I thought there were alligators under the bed. It's weird looking back at all the silly things one was afraid of when younger.
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Posted 4/22/13
I still have all three of those books.

The scariest picture in that book was of the dead woman in the story about a pastor who laid a haunt to rest in an abandoned house.

The scariest story? Hmm. Probably the one about the mysterious phone calls to a house every half hour that the operator traced to the same house receiving calls and a strange man came down the stairs at the end. Or the story about the mummified vampire corpse that attacked people at night.
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Posted 4/22/13
Holy moly, I totally remember these books. Like everyone else, I read them in elementary school.
I liked the stories, some really scared me big time. The illustrations were quite awesome yet at the same time uniquely scary.
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Posted 4/22/13
Awww. I remember this. I still have this book back at my house in a bookcase somewhere. The stories itself didn't scare me as a kid (I thought they were rather interesting) but the drawings did a little. One of my friends during a trip to Peru last summer actually told a really scary version of the Hook as our group was huddled around a table in the dark of an empty unfinished school room. We all ended up screaming and trying to run out of the room and I'm pretty sure someone almost wet her pants. Good times.
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Posted 4/23/13
OH MY GOD.
I have those books.
I love those books, still.

I used to read them all the time, lol. Some of the illustrations scared the shit out of me.
Posted 4/23/13
So many childhood related threads. I've never heard of these stories nor read them
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Posted 4/23/13
I forgot about those books, don't remember the stories, illustrations were scary though
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Posted 4/23/13
I don't remember the stories, but the pictures in them are burned in my memory.
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