Alvin Schwartz and artist Stephen Gammell’s classic horror book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has been scaring the shit out of readers for years. I grew up reading these books, I loved the dark and macabre stories that they told.
Well, HarperAudio has released an all-new audiobook adaptation of the series and it features narration by Patton Oswalt, The Walking Dead‘s Melissa McBride, and Beetlejuice on Broadway’s Alex Brightman. You can head over to Audible to listen to a preview of the audiobook.
The description for the audiobook reads, “This collection includes all three of Alvin Schwartz’s classic story collections: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and Scary Stories 3. Walking corpses, dancing bones, knife-wielding madmen, and narrow escapes from death – they’re all here in this chilling collection of ghost stories, collected and retold by folklorist Alvin Schwartz. These horrific tales are guaranteed to raise goosebumps. Let the faint of heart beware. Pull up a chair, find a hand to hold, and prepare to be horrified.”
I listened to the preview that they offered and I have to say I wasn’t impressed. I much prefer the original audiobook that was released back in the 80s. Those audio books were way more creepy! Those books were narrated by George S. Irving and they are perfect. They should’ve just remastered those!
You can listen to the original audiobooks below.