Sunday, October 6, 2013

Don't you ever laugh as the hearse goes by, for you may be the next to die...

Brendan McGinley's article about Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is the most hilarious and insightful thing I've read on Cracked all year.  Go read it, if you haven't already.

I won't bother gushing over how beautiful those books are.  McGinley's already said everything I could possibly say.  I would like to mention that I'm glad he gives proper credit to Stephen Gammell's illustrations for turning a collection of campfire stories into an anthology of psychological torture.  Those images traumatized my generation, and we're better off because of it.

These are the three that stand out the most in my memory.  Sweet dreams!

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