Tonight, I offer you a trilogy of tantilizing tales to tease, taunt, titilate, and terrorize!
And I put guest host The Crypt Keeper back in his tomb for another night.
Tonight, I offer to you an analysis of three classic tales from Alvin Schwartz trilogy of young adult horror anthologies. The Scary Stories trilogy was a highly popular, and controversial, compendium of folklore retold by author Alvin Schwartz. The books were a staple of my adolescence.They introduced me to horror as a literary genre, as opposed to just a filmic one. For that, I am eternally grateful.
I share with you three stories from Alvin Schwartz seminal work.
1. The Girl Who Stood on a Grave
2. The Bus Stop
3. The Appointment
Consider this a primer on folklore, both new and old. While a good bit of Schwartz work deals with urban legends, that great genre of folklore will get its own episode soon.
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The choices are...
1. The Hound--H.P. Lovecraft
2. My Own True Ghost Story--Rudyard Kipling
3. Lot 249--Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
4. Dracula's Guest--Bram Stoker
Videos of the Week
Count Creepy and Friends Playset (one of many horror toys I enjoyed as a kid)
Mad Scientist Monster Lab! (One of the grossest toys I ever owned)
NEXT TIME: The Dark Side of English Lit.
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