Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Wild Eye Releasing Targets July 16 As The Street For The DVD Debut Of Documentary Filmmaker Cody Meirick's Scary Stories

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Wild Eye Releasing, with sales and distribution support provided by MVD Entertainment Group, has scored a very cool — horror-themed — documentary for release to the DVD marketplace this coming July 16.

Titled Scary Stories, documentary filmmaker Cody Meirick takes a look at the history, the controversy and the success of Alvin Schwartz’s three — yes, just three — books in the “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” series.    

Illustrated by the reclusive Stephen Gammell, the three books — “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” (published in 1981), “More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” (this followed in 1984) and “Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones” (arrived in 1991) — each contained some two-dozen (plus) short horror tales and over 7 million copies were sold.   

Kids loved them and they had an ally in librarians, but certain parent groups and some stick-in-the-mud “educators” condemned them, especially for the graphic drawings that Gammell included with Schwartz’s tales. 

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeySo why has Wild Eye Releasing, one of the premiere home entertainment purveyors of horror and sci-fi films, elected to release a documentary on Alvin Schwartz’s “Scary Stories?”   Simple, Wild Eye Releasing is smart and is taking full advantage of the big-budget Guillermo del Toro production of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark theatrical release that will be hitting theatres nationwide on Aug. 9. 

If you are a fan of the series — and have all three books in the series (7 million copies!!!) — this DVD is targeted just for you.   Bonus goodies include commentary from filmmaker Cody Meirick and some twenty minutes worth of bonus footage.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey

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