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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  • Leaf47
    Leaf47  13 hours back

    4:13 That guy is from Ripley's!

    • Karen Mackay
      Karen Mackay  1 days back

      I can probably go to Walmart or a large mall and find them already made up.

      • Yeetus Cletus Give my your fetus

        I read Their books and I absolutely LOVED THEM they were so intresting and even though it took a little while to read it I want more I can totally recognize every character you made this is a great video 😍😁👍

        • Iris Noel Quinn
          Iris Noel Quinn  2 days back

          I just love how much they stuck to practical makeup effects. The casting was also well thought out to give the creatures their movements and bring the monsters to life. Knowing that these creatures had to use little to no special effects to be put together just helps make them feel more real and terrifying. I mean can you imagine a person dressed like the pale lady just walking down a hallway in real life towards you? I would shit myself and have a panic attack.

          • Frost Animations
            Frost Animations  4 days back

            Movie was good AF

            • Nana GOT NO MANA
              Nana GOT NO MANA  4 days back

              0:12 ITS SCP-096!!!

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                • Bad Tea
                  Bad Tea  5 days back

                  😍 i love them there perfection

                  • electra papa
                    electra papa  5 days back

                    It's such a shame that these creators don't get enough recognition for their work.

                    • polite spoon
                      polite spoon  7 days back

                      very freaking cool

                      • pansik 88
                        pansik 88  1 weeks back

                        Ok, how and where did jangly man came from the book? I'm wondering.

                        • Manuk GB
                          Manuk GB  2 weeks back

                          Literally, I watched halfway into the movie and I wanted to leave once The Pale Lady came up, lol. I didn't want to see Chuck go and disappear. Neither did I want to see Auggie go either, tell me if I'm spelling it right. Anyways, 9/10 for the movie! It was very nice with all the details they did with the monsters. They were very creative and made a good choice with the makeup. It makes the monsters look pretty creepy. But I did really like the movie once I saw it. My least favorite part was when the red spot came up. And also at the end when I saw the picture with Stella, Auggie, and Chuck.

                          • Sarah Riedel
                            Sarah Riedel  2 weeks back

                            Troy James is an absolute master

                            • A M
                              A M  2 weeks back

                              This is a question I've always wanted to ask, has the person filling this movie ever gotten scared by the people wearing the costumes?I

                              I can just imagine.a jump scare, and someone on the set screams and ruined the shot XD

                              • Freelysnow 0101
                                Freelysnow 0101  2 weeks back

                                Glad thing it's just a makeup

                                *so i am not scared if i watched the full movie*

                                • Spurr
                                  Spurr  2 weeks back

                                  Why did they use the Haunted House ghost for the Toe story??

                                  • Kevin Kelley
                                    Kevin Kelley  2 weeks back

                                    Ohhhhhhh. So that's what that movie is. I would've went to see it in the theater. D'OH!!!

                                    • Trove pom
                                      Trove pom  2 weeks back

                                      The jangling man reminds me of Silent Hill I love that

                                      • GamingAlimonda
                                        GamingAlimonda  2 weeks back

                                        Great to see some old school costume design in this era of CGI

                                        • Ivan Exell
                                          Ivan Exell  2 weeks back

                                          The pale lady reminds me of Momo ...

                                          • -Augustine Fahnbulleh
                                            -Augustine Fahnbulleh  2 weeks back

                                            Javier Botet is the BEST guy to play monsters in films

                                            • BEANOS S
                                              BEANOS S  2 weeks back

                                              I used to have the book then my mom sold it

                                              • Hey You
                                                Hey You  2 weeks back

                                                What’s so great is I just finished this book. About 2 or 3 months ago so when this movie came out I was overjoyed

                                                • 16shogunelitegreen
                                                  16shogunelitegreen  2 weeks back

                                                  The corpse design in from the Haunted House story. And the Jangly Man possibly was inspired by Me Ty Doughty Walker

                                                  • Aldo El Apache
                                                    Aldo El Apache  2 weeks back

                                                    No wonder why the upside down looks worst in the other stranger things seasons xD

                                                    • kyro youssef
                                                      kyro youssef  2 weeks back

                                                      how tf were they not scared of the pale lady ESPECIALLY WHILE WEARING HER SKIN

                                                      • Vilandy Diaz
                                                        Vilandy Diaz  2 weeks back

                                                        Ok but they are sooo talented

                                                        • OshaWolfDerp 713
                                                          OshaWolfDerp 713  2 weeks back

                                                          Oooo! I readed all the scary stories books

                                                          • Hailey Yas
                                                            Hailey Yas  2 weeks back

                                                            The guy who does alot of bending i saw on tv one day

                                                            • Cyndal Banana
                                                              Cyndal Banana  3 weeks back

                                                              What's this job called?

                                                              • YeetusFetusDeletus7
                                                                YeetusFetusDeletus7  3 weeks back

                                                                Pale lady be thicc

                                                                • Chai Jia Hao
                                                                  Chai Jia Hao  3 weeks back

                                                                  The amount of love put into this movie is unrivaled

                                                                  • Jay Koops
                                                                    Jay Koops  3 weeks back

                                                                    Wow, movie monsters seem so less scary once you see behind the costume and realize the talent of the artists and actors behind said monsters.

                                                                    • Mario D
                                                                      Mario D  3 weeks back

                                                                      This is so crazy

                                                                      • Lonely Potato
                                                                        Lonely Potato  3 weeks back

                                                                        I used to read the actual books, it’s amazing how one photo can let the creators bring these monsters to life

                                                                        • QUEEN MARISA
                                                                          QUEEN MARISA  3 weeks back

                                                                          GUILLERMO DEL TORO HAS GREAT FILMS THAT LOOK VERY REAL!

                                                                          • Nayops 18
                                                                            Nayops 18  3 weeks back

                                                                            Just saw the film and it was spectacular❗️

                                                                            • WhEthin
                                                                              WhEthin  3 weeks back

                                                                              The scariest movie I’ve ever seen

                                                                              • Max Ozel
                                                                                Max Ozel  3 weeks back

                                                                                I loved those books

                                                                                • Korbin Patrick
                                                                                  Korbin Patrick  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Scary=Pale Lady

                                                                                  • BEARGITTA
                                                                                    BEARGITTA  3 weeks back

                                                                                    the pale lady is actually adorable 😭

                                                                                    • FreshOceanBreeze _123
                                                                                      FreshOceanBreeze _123  3 weeks back

                                                                                      I know I’m gonna have nightmares.. yet here I am!

                                                                                      • Hobbes
                                                                                        Hobbes  3 weeks back

                                                                                        It was so much fun! Im so impressed how they took multiple short stories and made it into an over arching plot! I really hope for a sequel!

                                                                                        • Big Boi
                                                                                          Big Boi  3 weeks back

                                                                                          the jangling man would be hella scary if he didn't have that stupid ass voice

                                                                                          • MEME central
                                                                                            MEME central  3 weeks back

                                                                                            MAKE THIS A FRICKIN NETFLIX SERIES

                                                                                            • MEME central
                                                                                              MEME central  3 weeks back

                                                                                              now del toro has got a pale man and a pale lady

                                                                                              • Vicky F
                                                                                                Vicky F  3 weeks back

                                                                                                AGT did him good. 👍

                                                                                                • Meggy Playshgames
                                                                                                  Meggy Playshgames  3 weeks back

                                                                                                  Seen it scary but good and I’m impressed with how they did the makeup