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All 82 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Ranked

The Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie hits theaters this weekend, but true fans still remember the original book series — Alvin Schwartz's iconic short horror stories for children. For many, they were a childhood staple: The stories, powered by Stephen Gammell's ghastly, often unforgettable illustrations, are still etched into our memories and, possibly, inspired a passion for all things spooky.
But how good were those original stories, really? The series was published between the late '80s and early '90s and spans three books — Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones — yet only a handful of the 82 stories made the film cut. Judging by the trailer, this includes fan favorites like "Harold" and "The Red Spot," undeniably two of the best in the collection.
https://www.vulture.com/article/best-scary-stories-to-tell-in-the-dark-books.html
Credit goes to Becca James and Vulture
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from vulture.com · made by K.S. Smith
avg. score: 16 of 82 (20%)
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Harold (Alvin Schwartz)
Harold (Alvin Schwartz)
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The Red Spot (Alvin Schwartz)
The Red Spot (Alvin Schwartz)
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The Man in the Middle (Alvin Schwartz)
The Man in the Middle (Alvin Schwartz)
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Just Delicious (Alvin Schwartz)
Just Delicious (Alvin Schwartz)
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One Sunday Morning (Alvin Schwartz)
One Sunday Morning (Alvin Schwartz)
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Sounds (Alvin Schwartz)
Sounds (Alvin Schwartz)
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Aaron Kelly's Bones (Alvin Schwartz)
Aaron Kelly's Bones (Alvin Schwartz)
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The Bride (Alvin Schwartz)
The Bride (Alvin Schwartz)
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9
The Dead Man's Hand (Alvin Schwartz)
The Dead Man's Hand (Alvin Schwartz)
10
Wonderful Sausage (Alvin Schwartz)
Wonderful Sausage (Alvin Schwartz)
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The Appointment (Alvin Schwartz)
The Appointment (Alvin Schwartz)
12
The Bed by the Window (Alvin Schwartz)
The Bed by the Window (Alvin Schwartz)
13
The Curse (Alvin Schwartz)
The Curse (Alvin Schwartz)
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Maybe You Will Remember (Alvin Schwartz)
Maybe You Will Remember (Alvin Schwartz)
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High Beams (Alvin Schwartz)
High Beams (Alvin Schwartz)
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The Hook (Alvin Schwartz)
The Hook (Alvin Schwartz)
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A Ghost in the Mirror (Alvin Schwartz)
A Ghost in the Mirror (Alvin Schwartz)
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The Wendigo (Alvin Schwartz)
The Wendigo (Alvin Schwartz)
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Me Tie Dough-Ty Walker, (Alvin Schwartz)
Me Tie Dough-Ty Walker, (Alvin Schwartz)
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Little Black Dog (Alvin Schwartz)
Little Black Dog (Alvin Schwartz)
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21
The Black Dog (Alvin Schwartz)
The Black Dog (Alvin Schwartz)
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Hello, Kate (Alvin Schwartz)
Hello, Kate (Alvin Schwartz)
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The Cat in a Shopping Bag (Alvin Schwartz)
The Cat in a Shopping Bag (Alvin Schwartz)
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Room for One More (Alvin Schwartz)
Room for One More (Alvin Schwartz)
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The Cat's Paw (Alvin Schwartz)
The Cat's Paw (Alvin Schwartz)
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The Hearse Song (Alvin Schwartz)
The Hearse Song (Alvin Schwartz)
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The Haunted House (Alvin Schwartz)
The Haunted House (Alvin Schwartz)
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Sam's New Pet (Alvin Schwartz)
Sam's New Pet (Alvin Schwartz)
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Cold as Clay (Alvin Schwartz)
Cold as Clay (Alvin Schwartz)
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Old Woman All Skin and Bones (Alvin Schwartz)
Old Woman All Skin and Bones (Alvin Schwartz)
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The White Satin Evening Gown (Alvin Schwartz)
The White Satin Evening Gown (Alvin Schwartz)
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May I Carry Your Basket? (Alvin Schwartz)
May I Carry Your Basket? (Alvin Schwartz)
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33
A New Horse (Alvin Schwartz)
A New Horse (Alvin Schwartz)
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The Babysitter (Alvin Schwartz)
The Babysitter (Alvin Schwartz)
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The Voice (Alvin Schwartz)
The Voice (Alvin Schwartz)
36
A Weird Blue Light (Alvin Schwartz)
A Weird Blue Light (Alvin Schwartz)
37
Something Was Wrong (Alvin Schwartz)
Something Was Wrong (Alvin Schwartz)
38
Somebody Fell From Aloft (Alvin Schwartz)
Somebody Fell From Aloft (Alvin Schwartz)
39
The Trouble (Alvin Schwartz)
The Trouble (Alvin Schwartz)
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Clinkity-Clink (Alvin Schwartz)
Clinkity-Clink (Alvin Schwartz)
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