-Todd Spence (Twitter)
Remember those nightmare-inducing books? I sure do and I loved them dearly. Well, now you can see these horrifying stories come to life because CBS has bought a pitch by a couple of writers in order to turn this thing into a Made-For-TV movie! Being a horror guy myself, this is some very exciting news.
Now here's the issue. The writers that wrote the pitch, who will eventually be the ones to write the script, are two writers from the Saw franchise; Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton who both penned Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI. You know, the really GOOD ones out of that franchise. I don't know about you, but the Saw movies really are just, what's the word I'm looking for? Terrible. If James Wan, the director/co-writer of the first Saw film was behind this (even though Saw was just okay) I'd give this project more credit because Insidious (and Insidious 2) and The Conjuring were pretty solid in my opinion, especially for having a lower budget. But nah, we get these two:
Deadline reports that Dunstan and Melton’s script for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is going to revolve around “a group of outcast kids who stand up to their fears to save their town when nightmares come to life.” Sounds like Nickelodeon should've been all over this idea.
The stories in all three books are so different my only worry based on their concept, you won't be able to tell the difference between them, let alone lose the visuals that made the books memorable in the first place. And on top of that, again, this is for CBS, so you're not going to get anything TOO scary.
What do you guys think? Will this thing be cool or just fail miserably? They just better do those illustrations justice like this one below that has been burned into my brain since I was 7 years old.