How The 'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark' Monsters Were Created | Movies Insider

  • Published: 08 August 2019
  • The popular children’s books “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” have hit the big screen, thanks to Guillermo del Toro. The chilling illustrations that defined the Alvin Schwartz books were made by practical-effects company Spectral Motion. INSIDER’s Joe Avella visited the team in Los Angeles to find out how they brought the monsters to life.

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  • fat ratz
    fat ratz  16 minutes back


    • T_Rex Diaz
      T_Rex Diaz  35 minutes back

      Creature design was superb, the jangly man was taken out from a nightmare of another level, man! That 1 was the best, movie is not that scary, except the part with the jangly man

      • Bts And army
        Bts And army  3 hours back

        This movie scared me so bad idk why

        • That BUTTERY BISCUIT
          That BUTTERY BISCUIT  4 hours back

          AAAAAHHH that plump lady one always scared me and now I'm even MORE scared!

          • Doodlelyloo
            Doodlelyloo  4 hours back

            oh my god I just realized what the movie was based off of. I actually read this book in 4th grade and I remember always having nightmares lol. Now that I know.. I NEED to watch this movie. I absolutely love this book so much.

            • Jane Delo
              Jane Delo  6 hours back

              *This movie was amazing*

              • Watermelon FoxDoggii Loves The Guardian

                My mom really loves this movie

                • Animeniac Simey
                  Animeniac Simey  8 hours back


                  • A David
                    A David  8 hours back


                    • ArtzyAvo
                      ArtzyAvo  8 hours back

                      I loved the books as a kid :)

                      • Marina Ogneva
                        Marina Ogneva  9 hours back

                        THIS THIS is beautiful

                        • Theeditor28
                          Theeditor28  9 hours back

                          Who else wants to see the fat pale woman do the floss?

                          • redball 395
                            redball 395  10 hours back

                            i remember reading those books in elementery

                            • Sashiyaki
                              Sashiyaki  10 hours back

                              Dude the Jangling man or w/e his name is has given me nightmares for a week.

                              • Bea S
                                Bea S  10 hours back

                                2 am and i’m watching this, guess who’s not sleeping tonight 🤪

                                • Ur_moms_nut_sack •_•
                                  Ur_moms_nut_sack •_•  10 hours back

                                  this movie wasn't even that scary tbh

                                  • MJTRadio
                                    MJTRadio  10 hours back

                                    It's funny to me because in a lot of cases, the illustrations didn't actually have all that much to do with their respective stories. But they were obviously the best part of the experience, so it's the right thing to lean into.

                                    • Michelle McGuire
                                      Michelle McGuire  11 hours back

                                      That one woman form the big toe when her toe was eaten she wasn't like alright give me my toe she was more like you piece give me back my toe she was only looking forward to ripping his throat out

                                      • Captain Nugget
                                        Captain Nugget  11 hours back

                                        I was like wow this is a good resume of movies and then he said "Attack the block" and I was like holy shit these guys are legends!

                                        • FsTs Bandit
                                          FsTs Bandit  11 hours back

                                          Personally, I think taking the time to make and use costumes makes the movie much scarier rather than cgi, makes it more realistic

                                          • Leah Boo
                                            Leah Boo  11 hours back

                                            OmG strangerthingS,

                                            • Dante Playz
                                              Dante Playz  11 hours back

                                              They did well catching the book but that’s now what I am afraid of when I see it, nightmare fuel

                                              • Martin Valdez
                                                Martin Valdez  11 hours back

                                                There’s only two types of opinions in the comments about the pale lady: either terrifying or hilarious 😂😂

                                                • Miss Roselline
                                                  Miss Roselline  12 hours back

                                                  When I saw the movie yesterday and got to the part where the pale lady appeared, I couldn’t help but giggle because she looked so cute and welcoming

                                                  • Jordan Tai
                                                    Jordan Tai  12 hours back

                                                    Their artistic sense is incredible. Usually film crews would take liberties on the characters to better film around but lose the original appeal. These guys got it right on the money plus the unique talent they hired really raised the bar

                                                    • Space Dragon
                                                      Space Dragon  12 hours back

                                                      I love that they made a movie of my childhood book!!!! This was the best book as a kid! 🖤🖤

                                                      • Jason Tachin
                                                        Jason Tachin  12 hours back

                                                        RW:the same guy who've done The Jangling Man s movements also did Rag doll s movements aswell from the tv series FLASH.

                                                        • 80s Guru
                                                          80s Guru  12 hours back

                                                          Lights out needs too take some notes

                                                          • dummyplayer 593
                                                            dummyplayer 593  12 hours back

                                                            I really want to see this it looks SO cool

                                                            • CriATuRa De La NoChE
                                                              CriATuRa De La NoChE  12 hours back

                                                              I Saw the movie last night and the pale lady turns me on 😏🔥🔥 love that part

                                                              • Slay me Moonbyul
                                                                Slay me Moonbyul  13 hours back

                                                                0:03 “do I look fat?”

                                                                • Cake Monster Gacha
                                                                  Cake Monster Gacha  13 hours back

                                                                  The people behind me kept on laughing at the parts where you were supposed to be quite because something scary was about to happen but they where like "it's not scary hahaha" And my sister was surprised when I turned around and told them to "shut up"

                                                                  • Galaxy Wolve
                                                                    Galaxy Wolve  13 hours back

                                                                    My favorite is the bulbous pale lady I think she looks the scariest and she from "the dream" In the scary stories book I like her the most

                                                                    • GaMiNg WeEk
                                                                      GaMiNg WeEk  13 hours back

                                                                      My favorite chapter was the basket and the white gown.

                                                                      • Emma
                                                                        Emma  13 hours back

                                                                        anyone think the fat lady with the long hair was adorable?

                                                                        • Smile S
                                                                          Smile S  13 hours back

                                                                          the best part is that the movie barely has cgi

                                                                          • AngellicMD :3
                                                                            AngellicMD :3  13 hours back

                                                                            I think what's better is the fact that...

                                                                            *i still have the original book*

                                                                            • Xihao The Cat
                                                                              Xihao The Cat  13 hours back

                                                                              4:50 is kinda cute tbh

                                                                              • Kane The Unsettled
                                                                                Kane The Unsettled  13 hours back

                                                                                really shouldnt have watched this while eating...

                                                                                • xdrey
                                                                                  xdrey  13 hours back

                                                                                  3:15 HIS FINGERS AHH

                                                                                  • cold sᴜᴘʀᴇᴍᴇ -.-

                                                                                    Who else read the book when they were yonger

                                                                                    • Moe Joe 2.0
                                                                                      Moe Joe 2.0  14 hours back

                                                                                      What's the background music for this video? 5:30

                                                                                      • Kaselee Zimmerman
                                                                                        Kaselee Zimmerman  14 hours back

                                                                                        ATTACK THE BLOCK IS MY FAVORITE MOVIE OMGGGG

                                                                                        • Slurpwis
                                                                                          Slurpwis  14 hours back

                                                                                          I didn't even know there was a movie!

                                                                                          • SilentKarma
                                                                                            SilentKarma  14 hours back

                                                                                            The one with no eyes creeped me out as a kid, imagine wearing these out in public, not to really scare but just for peoples reaction 😎

                                                                                            • v t
                                                                                              v t  14 hours back

                                                                                              I am in awe of the performing actors who wore the costumes, and the make up artists and their work. Bravo.

                                                                                              • BearsHunnyPot
                                                                                                BearsHunnyPot  14 hours back

                                                                                                This is some Trevor Henderson shit and I love it

                                                                                                • Kristen Nowlin
                                                                                                  Kristen Nowlin  14 hours back

                                                                                                  Looking at these characters in real life reminds me how inappropriate these books were for kids. Note, these are KIDS books. Not adolescent books, children. These were on the same shelf as Pippy Long-Stockings.