It’s been a little while since updating the blog. So here it is. We’ve been hard at work and we’ve completed a lot more. And we’ve updated the GALLERY to reflect just some of what we’ve accomplished. We have interviewed a number of amazing scholars in folklore, children’s literature, and history. We’ve interviewed more artists and musicians. And we’ve interviewed R.L. Stine.
So our latest crowdfunding campaign just ended. The focus of the campaign was always to get the word out as much as possible. Major websites, podcasts, newspapers. I knew that we were going to hit our limit on the reach we had pretty quickly on social media so as long as we had a solid product, solid campaign page, pitch video, and rewards (which I really think we do) then it’s all about getting new traffic to the campaign in whatever way that is possible.
Yes, for over two years now we’ve been very aware of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie that has been in production. When the first news that they were working on that film was announced, I was looking it as a great subject for a documentary. I could never prove that. It was just an idea I was batting around. And now here we are. Their movie progresses and mine does as well.
With the new campaign, new trailer, and all kinds of other updates with the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark documentary, we unveiled a teaser poster done by the very talented artist Matthew Therrien. Along with this, we thought a Q&A with him would be a great way to take a look at how he tackled the poster and the incredible work he has done previously.
How did you come to depict the particular figures and art that is found in the teaser poster for Scary Stories?
Whenever I thought about what to illustrate for this poster…
So we’re launched! This is our 2nd crowdfunding campaign, the last one being a year ago. This time we have a trailer, we have a teaser poster, we have interviews with the author’s family, and we have a great line-up of upcoming interviews. Oh and we have SHIRTS! We’re going to push forward with this documentary no matter what, but it would be nice to have the ability to complete it this year. In 1981 the first book, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, was published. I was one-year-old at the time.
Oh, what a wonderful season it has been. We started it off with unveiling our documentary trailer, we did an AMA, we went to Chicago Ghost Con, and overall I’ve had a great time hearing the reception of the trailer and new buzz over the Scary Stories legacy during the time when people get really nostalgic over them. I have updated the Press & Mentions page with some new mentions. Along with a new Q&A and AMA, make sure you take a look at a new article in Mental Floss, which outlines a lot of the most interesting things about Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, all of which shows how much there is to explore in documentary form.
Want to check in on how the Scary Stories documentary is going? Want to be one of the firsts to view our brand new trailer this Halloween season? Want to talk about banned books? Come join the discussion on Reddit on October 1st where we will be conducting a live AMA (Ask Me Anything). Also, come to Ghost Con in Chicago October 3rd-4th or Colorado Horror Con later that month. We will be showing the trailer as well as a special extended cut. All of these are great opportunities to get the inside scoop!