Did anyone else here ever read Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark?

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  1. xLonelyPlanetBoyx

    xLonelyPlanetBoyx New Member

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    these books became really popular at my school when i was in 2nd grade. they scared me so much that i wasn't able to sleep in a room by myself for several years. the story that scared me the most was the one about the butcher who made sasauges out of humans and their pets.

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  2. xLonelyPlanetBoyx

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    Corrissey lovable loser

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    I only thought I had read scary stories until you posted this/these :eek:
    I like spooky stories and used to read books about ghosts, that was enough for me. These pics are freaking me out! And I'm not a 2nd grader!! :p
     
  4. Holy hell! Those are some scary pictures. These books are aimed at 2nd graders?
     
  5. William4

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    OMFG! i remember going to my library as a kid and reading those with my friends!!! just the other day i was trying to remember the title of them but i figured i'd never remember!!! thank you so much!!!!!!! thats sooo cool!!
     
  6. nugz

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    holy crap! those are scary looking!

    i remember telling ghost stories when i was a kid, and putting a flashlight up to my face, all like "BWAHHAHAHAHAaaa" :D
     
  7. William4

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    arent they creepy??? thats why it was so cool for little kids to read them cause it was "dark" and "sinister"!!
    but the stories were always a bit lighthearted and had morals to them
     
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    LOL! I still can't/don't look at my face in the mirror of a dark room :eek:
    The only bloody mary I want to see is in my hand with extra olives!
     
  9. xLonelyPlanetBoyx

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    yes, thier aimed at children. parents have been trying to ban these books forever.
     
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    nugz SUPAHSTAR!

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    hahahaha. i remember playing that game at sleepovers!!!
     
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    lonelyplanetboy youve made my day! do you have all three of the books yourself?
     
  13. xLonelyPlanetBoyx

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    yes. they were my brothers. he gave them to me.
     
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    wow..I actually remember these from grade school..the one that comes to mind immediately is "the ghost with the bloody fingers":eek:
     
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    I remember my sister had them... maybe they came out after I was past that age. They spawned a love of all things creepy and gothy. But she's not a goth.

    I would get them for my son, but those illustrations... those are intense. I never realized how good they are until now, but those might give him nightmares, and he's a pretty levelheaded kid.
     
  16. William4

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    oh pishaw! it didnt ruin any of the other kids like us who read them back in the 80s! get them for him!
    http://cgi.ebay.com/LOT-3-SCARY-STO...goryZ279QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
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    Holy crap! so many memories coming back. This freaky looking corpse lady used to be in my nightmares all the time when I was younger. It happened so much that I couldn't sleep and my mom blamed my older brother for giving me the book.

    I love all the stories though. Great illustrations.


    This one is my favorite. so cute.
     
  18. MadameChaos

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    Thats fucked up for a kids book.

    I was into Ghost stories and stuff but read Issac Asimov one's.
     
  19. mauve21

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    Shit, those pictures are so damn scary. I would
    not have coped with them when I was little.
    I remember creeping up the hallway and watching the vampire
    films my Mum was watching late at night on television and
    after that I always had to sleep with the light on and with the
    sheets up tight under my chin so Dracula couldn't get my neck......
    jeez I was such a sook.
    For which, of course, I blame the Catholic church and my Mum
    should have put a gate on my room so I couldn't get out.
    I don't know. ............
    Suppose I was just lucky it was only in black and white and it was
    before the days of Hellraiser. I reckon Hellraiser would have given
    me a total breakdown.......
    :)
     
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