Saturday, June 2, 2012
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
I would check out these books from the school library when I was a kid. They introduced to me some of the classic spooky songs and stories I know today. At the time, some of the tales really freaked me out, but what really made me uneasy were the incredible drawings by Stephen Gammell. That artist must have really dug deep into his nightmares to create such haunting imagery, because his illustrations are absolutely bone chilling.
I made this video this morning. The boys and I got up to watch our Saturday morning cartoons and then pretty much sat around all day, so I scanned some of Gammell's drawings and made this video. His visual nightmares play to a song taken from the first book in the series. It can be found on Harley Poe's new album. Our version is a combination of lyrics stitched together from several sources. Enjoy.