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Saw Writers Sign with CBS Films for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Adaptation

December 5, 2013  |  12:15pm
<i>Saw</i> Writers Sign with CBS Films for <i>Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark</i> Adaptation

Remember those horrifying books with the creepy covers that, for some reason, were available in elementary school libraries? Those monsters could actually come to life, because CBS Films has pitched to turn Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark into a movie.

According to Deadline, Patrick Helton and Marcus Dunstan, the guys who wrote the last four Saw films, are set to write the screenplay for the film, with 1212 Entertainment and the Sean Daniel Company producing it.

The movie will be an adaptation of several short stories from Alvin Schwartz’s trilogy of terrifying tales. The story will follow “a group of outcast kids who stand up to their fears to save their town when nightmares come to life.” Schwartz wrote three separate collections of scary stories: Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (1981), More Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark (1984) and Scary Stories 3: More Tales To Chill Your Bones (1991), all based on urban legends and old folk tales.

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