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 • 1 656

  • Flipastix 2.0
    Flipastix 2.0  2 hours back

    It would suck if you needed to go pee after putting on one of these costumes lol

    • Phillip Yee
      Phillip Yee  11 hours back

      I wanna be the pale lady for halloween

      • Batman
        Batman  1 days back

        Another day for the Witcher.

        • Kitten Bubbles
          Kitten Bubbles  1 days back


          • Heather Draws
            Heather Draws  1 days back

            I remember reading the book when I was in elementary

            • Helen Clapperboard
              Helen Clapperboard  2 days back

              They look so freakin cool and creepy, awesome!

              • The strange side
                The strange side  2 days back

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

                • chrisvolpemerf gaming
                  chrisvolpemerf gaming  2 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  2 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  3 days back

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

                      • JoJoSoda
                        JoJoSoda  3 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  3 days back

                          The movie is amazing I recommend it for horror movie lovers

                          • Frost Animations
                            Frost Animations  3 days back

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

                            • Deku_is_best_boi
                              Deku_is_best_boi  3 days back

                              I’ve actually read the books 😮

                              • Stella Iman
                                Stella Iman  3 days back

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

                                • Biboy Piong
                                  Biboy Piong  3 days back

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

                                  • Okee Dokee
                                    Okee Dokee  3 days back

                                    Only watching this bc I watched the movie today

                                    • YES!
                                      YES!  3 days back

                                      I can finally watch without peeing my pants...

                                      that much

                                      • Doggiewaffles
                                        Doggiewaffles  3 days back

                                        I think the drawlings were way scarier

                                        • Jaden Cardona
                                          Jaden Cardona  3 days back

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

                                          • Miluska Avellaneda
                                            Miluska Avellaneda  4 days back

                                            The red room scene 😱😱

                                            • Shrek Swamp Ass
                                              Shrek Swamp Ass  4 days back

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

                                              • ᴍᴀᴅ ?
                                                ᴍᴀᴅ ?  4 days back

                                                I remember reading that book

                                                • Harmony Pon
                                                  Harmony Pon  4 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  4 days back

                                                    It wasn't her toe dude

                                                    • dailyday Angel
                                                      dailyday Angel  4 days back

                                                      I feel some characters are from courage the cowardly dog

                                                      • Elemental Wolf Master
                                                        Elemental Wolf Master  4 days back

                                                        The pale lady was more scary than the janggle man

                                                        • Kenny Thao
                                                          Kenny Thao  4 days back

                                                          The lady was 6 or 7 ft tall in the book

                                                          • yxng _ joker
                                                            yxng _ joker  4 days back

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

                                                            • Galaxy Vegan
                                                              Galaxy Vegan  4 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  5 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  5 days back

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

                                                                  • sam
                                                                    sam  5 days back

                                                                    can someone please tell me what the movies called?

                                                                    • James Ala
                                                                      James Ala  5 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  5 days back

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

                                                                        • Fan Vixtion
                                                                          Fan Vixtion  5 days back

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

                                                                          • Coryx kenshin
                                                                            Coryx kenshin  5 days back

                                                                            Mike gotta gaming pc

                                                                            • Anonymous Network Service

                                                                              Almost a million views!

                                                                              • • Oni3x •
                                                                                • Oni3x •  5 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  5 days back

                                                                                  so so so so so so cool!

                                                                                  • A J
                                                                                    A J  5 days back

                                                                                    The dedication!!!

                                                                                    • Rafael Domingus
                                                                                      Rafael Domingus  5 days back

                                                                                      hobby lobby

                                                                                      • Rafael Domingus
                                                                                        Rafael Domingus  5 days back

                                                                                        obviously it may embarrass adults but

                                                                                        • Rafael Domingus
                                                                                          Rafael Domingus  5 days back

                                                                                          this is the best kids movie of the year

                                                                                          • Rafael Domingus
                                                                                            Rafael Domingus  5 days back


                                                                                            • THE BLOOD BORN REAPER
                                                                                              THE BLOOD BORN REAPER  5 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  5 days back

                                                                                                Viva Mexico 🇲🇽🤘