Saturday Frights: Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark 3 – “Harold”


Welcome back fright fans, it always does our hearts proud to see you each and every week making your way back to the Retroist Vault for another jolt of delightful scares. Which is exactly what we have in store for you this week as we present a creepy selection from the third “Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark” book series by Alvin Schwartz entitled “Harold”. With Schwartz’s stories married with the fantastically dark images by Stephen Gammell is it any wonder this book series continuously found itself being checked out over and over again in my youth? Many, many rides to and from school were spent reading these stories, curled up with my coat over my shoulders as I willingly let myself be entertained by so many urban legends and pieces of folklore.

Harold - Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark 3

This audible treat is narrated by none other than George S. Irving, who you might know better from his Broadway performances or possibly as the voice of the quick to anger Heat Miser from the Rankin-Bass 1974 holiday special “The Year Without A Santa Claus”.

So turn off the lights and lean in closer to the screen as we spend some time out in the fields with two cattle herders and learn from their deadly mistake of creating and abusing a scarecrow named “Harold”.

[Via] Josh P Colts 18


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