How The 'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark' Monsters Were Created | Movies Insider

  • Published: 08 August 2019
  • The popular children’s books “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” have hit the big screen, thanks to Guillermo del Toro. The chilling illustrations that defined the Alvin Schwartz books were made by practical-effects company Spectral Motion. INSIDER’s Joe Avella visited the team in Los Angeles to find out how they brought the monsters to life.

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Comments • 2 006

  • Xeonflame Xoduction
    Xeonflame Xoduction  16 hours back

    They cant tell me the monsters/actors didn't scare them

    • Lee Am
      Lee Am  2 days back

      Dumb question : how do they pee once the suits r on???

      • patriarch
        patriarch  4 days back

        It was made by getting your mom

        • blue fripe
          blue fripe  4 days back

          The wigs are made of real human

          • Kenneth Walcott
            Kenneth Walcott  5 days back

            I like to watch these videos after I watch the movie so I’m not as scared 😂

            • Kelsey M.
              Kelsey M.  5 days back

              READ THE BOOKS AS A KID...
              BOUGHT EM AS AN ADULT...

              • Giuliana Helene Cadhit

                0:54 DEMOGORGON

                • Crypt1c Patriot
                  Crypt1c Patriot  7 days back

                  lol the guy in the beggining s a gamer mans got a g502

                  • app
                    app  1 weeks back

                    I love drawing, especially horror. Guess I got some work to do later.

                    • SARAH'S MAKEUP CORNER
                      SARAH'S MAKEUP CORNER  1 weeks back

                      Bismillah I hope I sleep tonight

                      • Leo Smith
                        Leo Smith  1 weeks back

                        I remember when my brother bought the books and read them to me when I was around 7, I couldn't sleep with the light off for 4 years it traumatized me

                        • Michael Myers
                          Michael Myers  1 weeks back

                          God, I’d kill for a costume like that.

                          • KOOL B3ANZ
                            KOOL B3ANZ  1 weeks back

                            The jangly man scared me when he first showed up in the police office thing.

                            • 얌 Booboo The Fool
                              얌 Booboo The Fool  1 weeks back

                              Wow i wanna read the book now

                              • XxNight_ SkyxX
                                XxNight_ SkyxX  1 weeks back


                                • Skull Crusher
                                  Skull Crusher  1 weeks back

                                  Not trying to hate but the books was better

                                  • QmQУurі СһапQmQ
                                    QmQУurі СһапQmQ  1 weeks back


                                    • Jen Mann
                                      Jen Mann  2 weeks back

                                      This movie is so good

                                      • MsDeadSpace
                                        MsDeadSpace  2 weeks back

                                        Would loved to wear this on halloween and scare the shit out of peolle

                                        • XxcookieXx !
                                          XxcookieXx !  2 weeks back

                                          i saw all the creepy characters in the movie except the one that said who took my toe that scared me but i luv the movie

                                          • Parker Llll
                                            Parker Llll  2 weeks back

                                            Who came back from watching the movie

                                          • Nate Marcshane
                                            Nate Marcshane  2 weeks back

                                            This movie supposed to be scary but actually it’s funny asfff 😂🤣😅😭

                                            • Heidy Cruz
                                              Heidy Cruz  2 weeks back

                                              0:12 *SPOILER ALERT FOR THE ONES THAT HAVEN'T PLAYED SLENDYTUBBIES 3 YET*

                                              La-laa is that you?

                                              • Hamster Haven
                                                Hamster Haven  2 weeks back

                                                Thanks for nightmares for the rest of my days

                                                • BwanaLana _
                                                  BwanaLana _  2 weeks back

                                                  These books sparked my love for horror when I was a kid❤

                                                  • Remi Lalaque
                                                    Remi Lalaque  2 weeks back


                                                    • the__official__green
                                                      the__official__green  2 weeks back

                                                      I love the jangly man's physicality!!!!!

                                                      • Saand
                                                        Saand  2 weeks back

                                                        We didn’t use CGI....

                                                        *proceeds to cut toe off*

                                                        • COTWO DUCK
                                                          COTWO DUCK  2 weeks back

                                                          First i tought this was one more slipknot video from loudwire.

                                                          • lunarski419
                                                            lunarski419  2 weeks back

                                                            If I was acting in front of these costumes I’d faint even knowing that there was a person in there. I can’t even look at them

                                                            • st0p
                                                              st0p  2 weeks back

                                                              For the people that remember the story with the lady with the missing toe:
                                                              She protecc
                                                              She attacc
                                                              But most importantly
                                                              She want her toe bacc

                                                              • Sailor Fumikage
                                                                Sailor Fumikage  2 weeks back

                                                                That movie was pretty scary but I liked it a lot

                                                                • • Gypsical Moon •
                                                                  • Gypsical Moon •  2 weeks back

                                                                  I’m watching this so because I was creeped out.

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                                                                    They look funny lol

                                                                    • Estella Peterson
                                                                      Estella Peterson  2 weeks back

                                                                      Thank goodness the dude from America’s got talent didn’t let those judges stop him from achieving his dreams 😂

                                                                      • Thean Liang
                                                                        Thean Liang  2 weeks back


                                                                        • Amrita Ramesh
                                                                          Amrita Ramesh  2 weeks back

                                                                          Freaking gorgeous. I loved the movies specifically for how fairytale-real the mosters were.

                                                                          • Megan
                                                                            Megan  2 weeks back

                                                                            I just saw the movie and fangirling! Reading the books as a kid is one thing, but when they come to life off the pages is amazing. They did a great job!!

                                                                            • Reo -kun
                                                                              Reo -kun  2 weeks back

                                                                              Bruh do you remember h a r o l d or is that just me

                                                                              • strawberrythe kat
                                                                                strawberrythe kat  2 weeks back

                                                                                PUTS LATEX SUIT ON AND SEALS IT

                                                                                Actor:oh I hope this costume isn't made of latex I'm alerrgic

                                                                                • Érica 134 Bao
                                                                                  Érica 134 Bao  2 weeks back

                                                                                  I got scared really easy. And i dont watch horror movies because of that. But this movie is a piece of art! But ill never watch it

                                                                                  • BART NoSpMiS
                                                                                    BART NoSpMiS  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Ewwwww🤢🤣🤣looks so cool

                                                                                    • Liana Ranas
                                                                                      Liana Ranas  2 weeks back

                                                                                      How did youtube know I watched this yesterday? I mean, is it a coincidence? 😶

                                                                                      • Sheena Diaz
                                                                                        Sheena Diaz  3 weeks back

                                                                                        I cant belive im watching this at night...

                                                                                        Who else watch this at night?

                                                                                        • Bunnies and gaming
                                                                                          Bunnies and gaming  3 weeks back

                                                                                          I watched dis very scared

                                                                                          • Bunnies and gaming
                                                                                            Bunnies and gaming  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Great acting very scary dough

                                                                                            • cherryxbxtch
                                                                                              cherryxbxtch  3 weeks back

                                                                                              I wan’t the book now for some reason.

                                                                                              • HeLiX
                                                                                                HeLiX  3 weeks back

                                                                                                They made them look scary but the acting was 1/10