One of my favorite book series when I was young was Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz. The series was notorious for the haunting and grotesque pictures illustrated by Stephen Gammel -- so notorious, in fact, that the books were once the most banned children's books in America. I remember reading these stories aloud to my friends and family and making myself nauseous with fear. For some reason, I thought that was a good thing!
There's a new documentary about this series that is coming out soon, and I can't wait to see it!
Here's the trailer:
Have you read these books? Do they scare you as much as they scared me? Which story is your favorite? (Mine is The Babysitter!)