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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Comments • 1 649

  • Batman
    Batman  3 hours back

    Another day for the Witcher.

    • Kitten Bubbles
      Kitten Bubbles  5 hours back


      • Heather Draws
        Heather Draws  8 hours back

        I remember reading the book when I was in elementary

        • Helen Clapperboard
          Helen Clapperboard  14 hours back

          They look so freakin cool and creepy, awesome!

          • The strange side
            The strange side  17 hours back

            This movie was soo good but it also shook me to my core

            • chrisvolpemerf gaming
              chrisvolpemerf gaming  1 days back

              I don't want to be that guy but the costumes are amazing but the tallest corpse uses a different picture from a different story as its source material

              • Gabby Perez
                Gabby Perez  1 days back

                I remember watching the dude(flexible one) in America Has Talent Lol. I scared the living shit out of me, but good for him 👏🏼, he works hard and deserves it.

                • Jeff
                  Jeff  2 days back

                  This is one of that films that don’t really need ads

                  • JoJoSoda
                    JoJoSoda  2 days back

                    My favorite one was probably the scarecrow. The way they made him move in a sporadic and sort of "Laggy" way was absolutely outstanding! It was scary and inhuman, the way a scarecrow would probably move if it was alive! Not like an actual human.

                    • Victoria Manka
                      Victoria Manka  2 days back

                      The movie is amazing I recommend it for horror movie lovers

                      • Frost Animations
                        Frost Animations  2 days back

                        Now I want to see the movie,I’m addicted to the books.

                        • Deku_is_best_boi
                          Deku_is_best_boi  2 days back

                          I’ve actually read the books 😮

                          • Stella Iman
                            Stella Iman  2 days back

                            Watching this before I watch the movie so I can remind myself they're not real

                            • Biboy Piong
                              Biboy Piong  2 days back

                              Lmao what if the sculptures really came to life while the performers are still inside

                              • Okee Dokee
                                Okee Dokee  2 days back

                                Only watching this bc I watched the movie today

                                • YES!
                                  YES!  2 days back

                                  I can finally watch without peeing my pants...

                                  that much

                                  • Doggiewaffles
                                    Doggiewaffles  2 days back

                                    I think the drawlings were way scarier

                                    • Jaden Cardona
                                      Jaden Cardona  2 days back

                                      0:22 The face that literally scarred me for life as a kid 😭

                                      • Miluska Avellaneda
                                        Miluska Avellaneda  2 days back

                                        The red room scene 😱😱

                                        • Shrek Swamp Ass
                                          Shrek Swamp Ass  2 days back

                                          Looks like that one lady who gets on the wheel chair scooter at walmart

                                          • ᴍᴀᴅ ?
                                            ᴍᴀᴅ ?  2 days back

                                            I remember reading that book

                                            • Harmony Pon
                                              Harmony Pon  2 days back

                                              It’d be cool to see professionally sculpted costumes for Junji-Ito’s monsters! I feel like his illustrations are equally as unnerving as the scary stories monsters, if not more.

                                              • Troels Lychau
                                                Troels Lychau  3 days back

                                                It wasn't her toe dude

                                                • dailyday Angel
                                                  dailyday Angel  3 days back

                                                  I feel some characters are from courage the cowardly dog

                                                  • Elemental Wolf Master
                                                    Elemental Wolf Master  3 days back

                                                    The pale lady was more scary than the janggle man

                                                    • Kenny Thao
                                                      Kenny Thao  3 days back

                                                      The lady was 6 or 7 ft tall in the book

                                                      • yxng _ joker
                                                        yxng _ joker  3 days back

                                                        You guys, I’m going full screen.
                                                        Pray for me please 🙏🏾

                                                        • Galaxy Vegan
                                                          Galaxy Vegan  3 days back

                                                          When you were scared of the pictures in the books and you see this video :
                                                          OH S-

                                                          The book :
                                                          Am I that scary

                                                          • Kali Nevaeh
                                                            Kali Nevaeh  3 days back

                                                            These were my favorite books when I was in elementary and I remember reading them and seeing the characters with sympathy lol I wish more books were published

                                                            • Olivia Martinez
                                                              Olivia Martinez  3 days back

                                                              I had this in my elementary school library! I miss it so much 😢

                                                              • sam
                                                                sam  4 days back

                                                                can someone please tell me what the movies called?

                                                                • James Ala
                                                                  James Ala  4 days back

                                                                  I wasnt expecting it to be scary cause its a kids movie BUT OMG I WAS WRONG THE TOE MONSTER SCARED ME SO MUCH

                                                                  • Lutrinae Pavo Cristatus

                                                                    Does the "pale lady" give anyone else Little Nightmares vibes?

                                                                    • Ripley the Skull dog
                                                                      Ripley the Skull dog  4 days back

                                                                      The book absolutely terrified me. Now they’re making a movie? Screw them

                                                                    • Fan Vixtion
                                                                      Fan Vixtion  4 days back

                                                                      after seeing the toe scene in the video my toe now feels weird

                                                                      • Coryx kenshin
                                                                        Coryx kenshin  4 days back

                                                                        Mike gotta gaming pc

                                                                        • Anonymous Network Service

                                                                          Almost a million views!

                                                                          • • Oni3x •
                                                                            • Oni3x •  4 days back

                                                                            Imagine having to direct the monsters like you just saying what to do and this guy just standing over you like "ДӉӉ ҰЄЅ ꚌӉЇЅ ЅӉДꙆꙆ БЄ ЄДЅҰ"

                                                                            • Marvin Campos
                                                                              Marvin Campos  4 days back

                                                                              so so so so so so cool!

                                                                              • A J
                                                                                A J  4 days back

                                                                                The dedication!!!

                                                                                • Rafael Domingus
                                                                                  Rafael Domingus  4 days back

                                                                                  hobby lobby

                                                                                  • Rafael Domingus
                                                                                    Rafael Domingus  4 days back

                                                                                    obviously it may embarrass adults but

                                                                                    • Rafael Domingus
                                                                                      Rafael Domingus  4 days back

                                                                                      this is the best kids movie of the year

                                                                                      • Rafael Domingus
                                                                                        Rafael Domingus  4 days back


                                                                                        • THE BLOOD BORN REAPER
                                                                                          THE BLOOD BORN REAPER  4 days back

                                                                                          When I was a young boy my mother read me these stories I was never frightened more morbidly curious of them

                                                                                          • Ef yei
                                                                                            Ef yei  4 days back

                                                                                            Viva Mexico 🇲🇽🤘

                                                                                            • fat ratz
                                                                                              fat ratz  4 days back

                                                                                              I HAD NO IDEA WHEN WATCHING THIS MOVIE EVERYTHING WITH THE MONSTERS WASNT CGI

                                                                                              • T_Rex Diaz
                                                                                                T_Rex Diaz  4 days 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