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

  • Published on Aug 8, 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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  • Shook ?
    Shook ? 10 hours ago

    What have been soooo much better as a Netflix series which each episode a different story smh

  • Nik Tol
    Nik Tol 2 days ago

    I feel this movie did very well compared to the books. It was very entertaining and just as creepy as the books. The only question now is are they going to make another movie considering there’s 2 more books left👀👀👀if so I’m ready to see it

  • Beep Boop
    Beep Boop 4 days ago

    The pale lady is cute lol

  • Send Nukes
    Send Nukes 6 days ago

    7:01 boop

  • Lilbossqueen AJ
    Lilbossqueen AJ 6 days ago

    Omg I know all these stories from the book at school :3

  • vintage moonlight
    vintage moonlight 6 days ago

    i used to read these books when i was in 2nd grade (i was a lil horror lover) at school. i never got to see the movie:(

  • Everett Young
    Everett Young 7 days ago

    These people as kids won the costume making contest

  • Kallidxe
    Kallidxe 7 days ago

    If someone drew a kawaii verison of em i would love it

  • Tiffany Tran
    Tiffany Tran 10 days ago

    Tbh the movie wasn’t even scary..

  • Jakeyyy G
    Jakeyyy G 11 days ago

    The pale lady is me coming out of the shower 🤧🤧

  • weird accent
    weird accent 11 days ago

    Just amazing!

  • Trevor Phillips
    Trevor Phillips 12 days ago

    Join the cult

  • dumpster
    dumpster 14 days ago

    Any one of those would be a sick costume to wear to Halloween parties

  • Niki Gregely
    Niki Gregely 14 days ago +1

    The pale lady takes the cake. Freaks me out.

  • Ripped From The Internet

    Next stop: Uncanny valley

  • connor kenway
    connor kenway 19 days ago

    What movies are these?

  • anime memes
    anime memes 19 days ago

    I can bend like the dangily man actually

  • Grace Bourhis
    Grace Bourhis 19 days ago

    When I first saw the movie I was really suprised by how little you actually saw the toeless lady (or more specifically, her face). Am I the only one?

  • Linh Lê
    Linh Lê 19 days ago


  • Diamond 💎
    Diamond 💎 20 days ago

    I would of 💩 my pants if I was acting in this 💀

  • midnight łeo
    midnight łeo 20 days ago

    Holy shit, that's incredible

  • Loolah Wright
    Loolah Wright 20 days ago

    Well done practical effects always have a more disturbing effect than cgi to me.

  • Lisa Campbell
    Lisa Campbell 21 day ago

    Nice spoops

  • SoMe KiD oN tHe INtErNeT

    the friken Asian momo marshmallow looking monster

  • Earth Chan
    Earth Chan 23 days ago

    The pale look creepy but inside is A MAN XDDDD

  • um chile anyway so
    um chile anyway so 24 days ago

    the jankly man was channeling his inner yvie oddly

  • Sunflower YouTube
    Sunflower YouTube 24 days ago

    When you find out the pale lady was actually played by a man

  • Confrontati0n
    Confrontati0n 25 days ago

    This movie was the first movie that scared me lol

  • 犬Trisinu
    犬Trisinu 27 days ago

    Tbh and srry if dis offends da ppl who created dis movie but it wasnt actually scary but it has a good story and i want a next one! So my opinion is not scary but good story like if u agreeeee

  • That Lame Drawing Channel

    0:27 to 0:31 the dude in the yellow jacket looks like jacksepticeye

  • lua toad
    lua toad 28 days ago

    how did they do the teeth in the missing toe corpse

  • Tripti Goswami
    Tripti Goswami 29 days ago +1

    I watched this video to convince myself that it was fake as I literally shit my pants while watching the movie.

  • Ms. Mani 2U Beauty
    Ms. Mani 2U Beauty Month ago

    Troy James is an amazing unique character! I saw him on America's got talent and he seems to be a genuine soul who happens to move crazy! The Jangling Man was perfect for him! Glad to see he is doing well!

  • Retro Classics
    Retro Classics Month ago +1

    The Pale lady the best

  • dont mind me
    dont mind me Month ago

    Before I watched this my mom actually said that it was like a kids' movie. I shrugged it off, thinking she only said that because the main characters were kids and meant that it was not that scary. So I watched it when I was home alone one night and regret it. And I never listened to what mom says about horror movies again.

  • Rusty Shackleford
    Rusty Shackleford Month ago

    Ok, now I REALLY wanna see them do the costumes for Junji Ito monsters...this is 10/10 work.

    DOOM WOLF Month ago


  • Made_In_Murica
    Made_In_Murica Month ago

    The costumes are so worth the end result!

  • Meow Meow
    Meow Meow Month ago +2

    Thanks. Now they aren't scary anymore

  • ferral lps
    ferral lps Month ago

    I saw a add with Danny divito in it

    My life has only just begun

  • Sprite
    Sprite Month ago +1

    Imagine this guy being your make up artist for Halloween.

  • claudine Gallardo
    claudine Gallardo Month ago

    *The Pale Lady Looks Like She Drinks 5 Gallons Of Prune Juice Everyday xD*

  • Andrew Hmar
    Andrew Hmar Month ago

    This some scary shit

  • dumb
    dumb Month ago

    these guys should’ve worked on struwwelpeter...

  • Mr. Toast
    Mr. Toast Month ago +1

    Ok tell my why I thought the pale lady was cute like if a puppy was ugly but cute that's the pale lady 😬

  • 《Emma Plays》
    《Emma Plays》 Month ago +1

    Those would make awesome Halloween costumes, you’d win every Halloween contest

  • Le Potato
    Le Potato Month ago

    Imagine using this to prank in public. if i was the victim i could not sleep in bed

  • Kyla S.
    Kyla S. Month ago

    that's not a monster, that's a potato blob

  • Doof_cake
    Doof_cake Month ago

    Wasnt troy james on americas talent
    Edit: yes the answered it later

  • Sydney Thornton
    Sydney Thornton Month ago

    Strangely enough I watched troll hunters ( Guillermo de Toro ) And there was a witch called the Pale Lady ( morgana )

  • Vex Shade
    Vex Shade Month ago

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

  • Lee Am
    Lee Am Month ago

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

  • patriarch
    patriarch Month ago

    It was made by getting your mom

  • blue fripe
    blue fripe Month ago +2

    The wigs are made of real human

  • Kenneth Walcott
    Kenneth Walcott Month ago

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

  • Kelsey M.
    Kelsey M. Month ago


  • princess ianna
    princess ianna Month ago


  • Crypt1c Patriot
    Crypt1c Patriot Month ago

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

  • app
    app Month ago

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


    Bismillah I hope I sleep tonight