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A new book of original stories and illustrations that pay tribute to the work of Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell.
A new book of original stories and illustrations that pay tribute to the work of Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell.
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Scary Stories: A Tribute To Terror

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(Scary Stories: A Tribute To Terror is an unofficial fan-made tribute)

Curt and I have been best friends for twenty years, and we've both been obsessed with the Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark books since we first saw them in our elementary school libraries back in the late 80s (yes, we are actually 80s/90s kids). In 2015, we decided that if no one else was going to make a new Scary Stories experience, then we should. So we did! We have spent years analyzing the work of Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell. This book is the culmination of that effort.

Scary Stories: A Tribute To Terror is over 150 pages, containing over 30 stories and over 50 illustrations. The stories come from the imagination of author Curt Tuckfield as well as folklore and real occurrences. Like the originals, our stories contain no "adult" language, sex, or extreme graphic violence, but we feel they are psychologically more intense (and dare we say, more frightening?) than the originals. Essentially, we have tried to match the surreal grade school tone of the original books while introducing and amplifying elements that will appeal to an older audience.

The illustrations were all created by Shane using a combination of digital pen and graphite pencil. Together, Shane and Curt have spent years trying to understand and emulate the brilliantly abstract and haunting artwork of Stephen Gammell. 

Our goal with this project was simple; to scare ourselves. We made this book in our own free time because we wanted it. We knew that if we didn’t feel like it was an authentic Scary Stories experience, then no one else would either.

This book is our gift to the fans. 

All we need now is to put the finishing touches on everything then use the Kickstarter funds to have it edited, printed, and mailed out.

Thank you very much for considering supporting our book. It means a lot to us.

-Shane and Curt

P.S.: Check out this funny promo video we made back in April 2019:

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    Scary

    We will send you a beautiful, soft-cover, signed copy of Scary Stories: A Tribute To Terror. Treat it badly, because scratches and dents are part of the charm.

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    Very Scary

    What are you, a glutton for punishment? We'll send you TWO signed copies of Scary Stories: A Tribute To Terror.

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    Spine-Tingling

    We'll send you a signed copy of the book with your name printed inside and a high-quality print of your choice of 5 pieces of original art from the book.

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    Terrifying

    We'll send you a signed copy of the book with your name printed inside and one of the original graphite drawings Shane created that were used for the book. Frame it and place it on your child's dresser like the monster that you are.

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    Horrifying

    Honestly, you're starting to scare us. We'll send you a signed copy of the book with your name printed inside and Shane will draw an original piece of Scary Stories-style art just for you based on whatever subject you want.

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    NIGHTMARE

    You're a lunatic. We'll send you two signed copies of the book with your name printed inside and we will personally craft an original story and illustration starring a character named after you.

    This story won't be in the book, but we will send you a printed copy of the story and art together and it will be available to the public as a digital download.

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    Early Bird Special

    Congratulations, you get the book for only $19 for ordering on day one! We'll sign a copy and send it your way.

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