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Freddy & Other Horror Icons Drawn as Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Characters

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An artist has drawn Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, and other slasher icons in the style of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was originally published in 1981, leading to More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark in 1984 and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones in 1991. While Alvin Schwartz wrote the books, the illustrations by Stephen Gammell have become what the stories are known for.

Despite Gammell's illustrations appearing in children's books, they are notorious for being bone-chilling and disturbing. The images drew controversy 30 years after their release, leading to Harper & Row rereleasing the books in 2011 with more kid-friendly art by Brett Helquist. Lionsgate saw the potential of bringing Schwartz and Gammell's creation to life in 2019, releasing a film that got mixed to positive reviews. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 2 is currently in development, which is said to be even more inspired by the books' art.

RELATED: What To Expect From Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark 2

The ghosts and ghouls in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 2 have given readers goosebumps for years, but artist Watchful Eye has reimagined several of the horror genre's most iconic villains as Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark characters. The characters in his collection include Ghostface, Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Candyman, and Leatherface. Prints are available on the artist's In Prnt account.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 2 will be coming out in the next few years, but these horror icons are also returning to the big screen soon. Scream 5, Halloween: Kills, Halloween: Ends, and Candyman all have set release dates; however, the other characters also have projects in the works. Wes Craven's estate is exploring ideas for a new Nightmare on Elm Street movie and potentially a TV show now that they have regained the rights to the franchise. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 9, a sequel to the original 1974 film focusing on old man Leatherface, is also being made. Friday the 13th will no doubt get a 13th film at some point, but the director and writer of 1980's Friday the 13th are currently in a legal battle for the rights to the franchise.

The characters above won't ever be included in a Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie, but it's fun to see the horror franchises crossover nonetheless. It's clear how much a part of pop culture the villains remain to be, even decades after making their first appearances. The horror genre's fanbase is known for being incredibly dedicated. This art is just one of many examples of this and how creative horror artists can really be.

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