the-nerdy-chic:

Screw you Stephen Gammell, your illustrations scared the shit out of me as a kid. Especially the Haunted House.  

Brett Helquist has nothing on Stephen Gammell. Helquist’s art is too formulaic, too clean, which seems proper to any children’s literature, I suppose. Gammel’s art was nightmare fuel because of how abstract, gritty and direful he could portray urban legend art. It didn’t matter if Gammell was drawing for kids or adults in these books because his work here was grisly and terrifying.




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    Dude, I used to fucking love Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark but…fuck I didn’t know they reprinted them and these new...
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    omg 50 more notes and it hits 4k!
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    How could they do that? The original illustrations were amazing and terrifying…these new ones look ridiculous.
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    Oh, honey. Growing up, most of us weren’t scared of many of these stories. We were absolutely terrified of Stephen...
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    Yeah, I liked the original ones by Stephen Gammell better. Don’t get me wrong, Brett Helquist is a great artist. It’s...
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    throwback to ur fourth grade nightmares
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    Sucks that they changed the illustrations. They were so much creepier and memorable originally.




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