Stephen Gammell illustration

October 17, 2013 • Books, Episode, TV • 56 minutes • Comments (0)

Episode 73: Giving kids Goosebumps

Kevin Pedersen joins Jen this week to talk about children’s horror. From Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, to Are You Afraid of the Dark?, to Goosebumps, there was no shortage of creepy entertainment aimed specifically at kids in the ’80s and early ’90s, but do children today have as many options when they’re looking for a fright? And what exactly makes a scary story scary anyway? One thing’s for sure: illustrations by Stephen Gammell certainly don’t hurt.

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Show notes:

Follow Kevin on Twitter, and check out the 31 scary stories he’s writing this October at!

Kevin’s recommendation: Eric Carle’s children’s books

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Deadtime Stories

Christopher Pike

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps and Fear Street

Theme song

Alps by Motorama is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) License.

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