Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones (Scary Stories #3)
Storytellers know — just as they have for hundreds and hundreds of years — that everyone enjoys a good, scary story!
Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories 3 joins his other popular collections of scary folklore, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark and More Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, to give readers spooky, funny and fantastic tales guaranteed to raise goose bumps.
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Stephen Gammell is a god. His work captures exactly what I found so terrifying as a child: that you would inevitably find ghastly shapes if you stared into the dark long enough. The shadows in my room became the outlines of monstrous figures, or demonic faces. But the only way to stop them from coming was not to look -- but who would dare close his eyes or turn his back when there could be monsters just across the room?
These stories are mostly unsettling,...more
Schwartz gives most of the tales a modern setting, provides hints for storytellers, discusses variants, and--as in tw...more
No, what makes these spectacular books stand out as fine examples of kindertrauma is Stephen Gammell's most excellent illustrations.
Some of them still give me heart palpitations, even as an adult.
Categories: Controversial books, supernatural stories, folklore and legends, short stories, series
26 traditional and modern-day scary stories are presented in this book. The gruesome topics - death, ghosts, eating body parts from a dead person, dying from fear, nightmares - have made this book and the others in the series targets for frequent challenges. In the back of the book are notes about the...more
In each of these books, there are some funny stories, some folklore songs, some stories that are just more interesting than truly frightening, but in each book there are also one or two or three tales that really ARE very scary, and make my flesh run cold. In this particular collection, "Harold" and "The Red Spot" give me chills, but it is the haunting "Maybe You Will Rem...more
The illustrations were scarier than the tales, in my opinion, but overall it was an interesting compilation. We've also read Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.
2. I am reading them again because this month is banned books month and this is a book that is challenged almost ever year. Reasons being: insensitivity, Satanism/occult, unsuited for age group, violence, religious viewpoint.
3. These being banned make little sense to me because they are a collection of folklore that have been around for forever.
what's the big deal? simply, the illustrations. they are gorgeous. they are the creepiest, strangest shit. the stuff nightmares are made out of. back in those days the writings wer...more
It was also a wonderful...more
One appalling day about two-odd years ago, my sister and I stood utterly frozen in the bookstore in a godawful hive-minded fury (i.e., what my sister defines not as angry but as "shangry plus") when we saw that they had dared to re-release this trilogy WITHOUT THE ORIGINAL STEPHEN GAMMELL ILLUSTRATIONS. Unspeakable is the rage that resulted, the high-pitched squeaks and the flailing that nearly knocked books from their shelves, and oh god, the SPUTTERING. We clung to each...more