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Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones - How to Tell Them in the Dark and Scare Your Friends


Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones - A Classic Collection of Horror Stories for Kids




If you grew up in the 80s or 90s, chances are you have read or heard of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series by Alvin Schwartz and illustrated by Stephen Gammell. These books were notorious for their creepy and disturbing stories and images that haunted many children's nightmares. The third and final book in the series, Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones, was published in 1991 and contains 25 stories of ghosts, monsters, superstitions, and other scary things.




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In this article, we will take a look at some of the stories from Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones and why they are still effective and memorable today. We will also give you some tips on how to tell these stories in the dark and scare your friends.


Some of the Stories from Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones




Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones is divided into five sections: Boo Men, When Death Arrives, Running Wild, Five Nightmares, and What Is Going On Here? Each section has a different theme and tone, ranging from humorous to horrifying. Here are some of the stories from each section:


  • Boo Men: This section features stories of ghosts, hauntings, and supernatural encounters. Some of the stories include "The Appointment", about a boy who tries to avoid his fate with Death; "The Bus Stop", about a girl who meets a mysterious stranger on a rainy night; "Just Delicious", about a woman who steals a liver from a corpse for dinner; and "The Black Dog", about a man who is followed by a sinister canine.



  • When Death Arrives: This section features stories of omens, curses, and death. Some of the stories include "Bess", about a girl who makes a pact with her lover; "Harold", about two farmers who create a scarecrow that comes to life; "The Dead Hand", about a boy who finds a severed hand in a pond; and "Such Things Happen", about a man who is accused of witchcraft.



  • Running Wild: This section features stories of wild animals, shapeshifters, and nature gone wrong. Some of the stories include "The Wolf Girl", about a girl who was raised by wolves; "The Wendigo", about a hunter who encounters a mythical creature in the woods; "Maybe You Will Remember", about a woman who contracts a mysterious illness in Paris; and "The Red Spot", about a girl who has a spider bite on her face.



  • Five Nightmares: This section features stories of nightmares, dreams, and hallucinations. Some of the stories include "The Dream", about a woman who visits a haunted house in her sleep; "Sam's New Pet", about a boy who brings home a stray animal; "No Thanks", about a man who refuses to help a ghost; and "T-H-U-P-P-P-P-P-P-P!", about a boy who hears a strange noise in his room.



  • What Is Going On Here?: This section features stories of mysteries, puzzles, and riddles. Some of the stories include "Strangers", about a man who meets his doppelganger; "The Hog", about a farmer who has a monstrous pig; "It's Him!", about a woman who recognizes her husband's killer; and "You May Be the Next...", about a song that predicts death.



Why These Stories Are Still Scary Today




Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones is considered by many fans to be the scariest and best book in the series. The stories are based on folklore, urban legends, and historical accounts that Schwartz researched extensively. He also added his own twists and details to make them more engaging and terrifying. The stories are written in a simple and direct style that creates suspense and tension. They also have unexpected endings that shock and surprise the reader.


Another reason why these stories are still scary today is because of the illustrations by Stephen Gammell. Gammell's drawings are dark, surreal, and grotesque. They capture the mood and atmosphere of each story perfectly. They also leave room for imagination and interpretation. Many readers have said that the images are more frightening than the words.


How to Tell These Stories in the Dark




If you want to tell these stories in the dark and scare your friends, here are some tips:


  • Choose the right story: Pick a story that suits your audience and mood. You can choose one that is funny, scary, or both. You can also choose one that relates to your location or situation.



  • Set the scene: Turn off the lights or use candles or flashlights. Make sure everyone is comfortable and attentive. You can also use props or sound effects to enhance the story.



  • Use your voice: Use different tones, volumes, and speeds to create interest and emotion. You can also use pauses, whispers, screams, or laughs to build up suspense or deliver the punchline.



  • Use your body: Use gestures, facial expressions, and eye contact to convey your feelings and reactions. You can also move closer or farther away from your listeners to create intimacy or distance.



  • Have fun: Enjoy telling the story and don't be afraid to improvise or add your own touches. Remember that you are not only telling a story but also creating an experience for yourself and your friends.



Conclusion




Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones is a classic collection of horror stories for kids that has entertained and terrified generations of readers. The stories are based on folklore and urban legends that have been adapted by Alvin Schwartz with his own style and flair. The illustrations by Stephen Gammell are equally haunting and memorable. These stories are perfect for reading or telling in the dark, especially if you want to have some spooky fun with your friends.


If you are looking for more scary stories to tell in the dark, you can check out the other books in the series: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1981) and More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1984). You can also watch the movie adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019), which features some of the stories from all three books.


Do you have any favorite stories from Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones? Let us know in the comments below!


Conclusion




Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones is a classic collection of horror stories for kids that has entertained and terrified generations of readers. The stories are based on folklore and urban legends that have been adapted by Alvin Schwartz with his own style and flair. The illustrations by Stephen Gammell are equally haunting and memorable. These stories are perfect for reading or telling in the dark, especially if you want to have some spooky fun with your friends.


If you are looking for more scary stories to tell in the dark, you can check out the other books in the series: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1981) and More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (1984). You can also watch the movie adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019), which features some of the stories from all three books.


Do you have any favorite stories from Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones? Let us know in the comments below! ca3e7ad8fd


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