Posted on August 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A massive nostalgia trip has just begun in movie theaters nationwide, with the release of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

Guillermo Del Toro’s adaptation of Alvin Schwartz’s terrifying short-story collections has, no doubt, inspired a wide range of emotions among readers.

One such reader, Victor LaValle, credits the tales with playing a role in his future career as horror novelist. And how does he feel about the film version?

Grateful for the books they’re based on and reflective about our relationship with kids and horror, as it turns out.

You can read LaValle’s full essay in the New York Times — and if you see Scary Stories, let us know what you thought.

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