For many the book series To tell scary stories in the dark, Written by Alvin Schwartz & Stephen Gammell, was a staple for any school library trip along with the RL Steins Goosebumps series. Last highlighted in the 2019 film of the same name. Guillermo del Toro co-produced and invented the story. This can be seen in some of the demonic characters that appear. Directed by André Øvredal, the film received mixed reviews. However, it was recently announced that a sequel is in the works. Something tells me we haven’t seen the full extent of Hammel and Schwartz’s work.

A long dormant childhood memory has been revived by an online artist known on Twitter under the handle @WatchfulEyeArt. The artist is extremely mysterious and cites a place from ‘Politzania’ that no longer exists, creating an even greater online presence for himself. With 11.5,000 followers, it seems the Twittersphere can’t wait to see what this artist comes up with next.

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Horror movie icons meet creepy stories to tell the art style In The Dark.

– Michael Myers (@ RealMMyers78) April 23, 2021

Candyman and Freddy Krueger also

– Michael Myers (@ RealMMyers78) April 23, 2021

WatchfulEyeArt only spoke about the horror genre on Twitter, which is now reflected in their art. With true horror icons like Freddy Krueger, Jason Vorhees, Leatherface and even the mostly overlooked Candyman, their art style is reminiscent of the scary stories we have all come to know and love. With bold watercolor strokes and a strong black and white theme, we haven’t scratched the surface of the intrigues of the horror communities. They even included short stories in their titles to really bring the horror narrative home. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Watchfuleye. You can purchase some creepy 8X10 prints of the Slashers direct from the artist on his profile.

In the film, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark follows four teenagers who try to solve a series of mysterious murders in their small and humble hometown America in 1968. Within the film, there are a few greetings to classic book monsters like The Pale Lady, Harold the Scarecrow, The Jangly Man, and (most disturbingly) The Bellows Family. Probably why there are scary stories to tell in the dark.To us as kids, it means so much that we care about the grumpy and macabre, and that it kept up for hours on dark nights because there is a very real fear of subjects like Triggered spiders. We were all there, camping or sleeping and telling ghost stories. Telling scary stories in the dark did the job for us.

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