The film is based on the children’s anthology book series by Alvin Schwartz. The first publication since 1981, the first book of what became a series of three books .
This spooky addition to Alvin Schwartz’s popular books on american folklore is full of strange stories and dark revenge that will make you flinch in fear. There is a story here for everyone – skeletons with flesh torn and messed up that worm of the earth; a ghost who takes revenge on her murderer; and a haunted house where every night a bloody head falls down the chimney. Stephen Gammell’s brilliantly frightening drawings perfectly capture the state of more than two dozen scary stories and even scary songs .