“Everyone's got a story to tell”

Films: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

Alias: Sarah Bellows, Harold the Scarecrow, Big Toe, Pale Lady, Jangly Man, Red Spot spiders

Type: Mystical

Location: Civilized Area/Haunted Home

Height/Weight: Ranges from that of average house spiders to that of average humans.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: If R.L. Stine can't be there to scare kids with tales of the occult, then there are always other venues. But if you happened to find stories like this, then be prepared for them to get insomnia just from the mere thought of what goes down. That, or just listen to all the things Ms. Bellows has to say here.

History: The author of many rather terrifying stories and a social outcast for her albinism, Sarah Bellows desperately tried to warn everyone that her family's paper mill was poisoning the water. Instead, her family had her subjected to electroshock torture before letting the rest of the town murder her, as they had been convinced that she was a witch. Years later, and the spirit of Sarah will not rest in peace. Fueled by anger, she slowly begins to bring to life some of the monsters that were in her stories, which proceed to haunt anyone who has the misfortune of encountering them.

Notable Kills: Harold turns someone into a scarecrow, while the Pale Lady absorbs her victim.

Final Fate: After the survivors encounter Sarah, one of them tells her to her face that while what she went through was awful, it was NO excuse to lash out and become the very thing she was accused of being. The ghost calms down finally when the mortal promises to tell the world what really happened. After she parts, the remaining youth decide to band together and bring back those who were killed.

Powers/Abilities: Sarah can summon whatever monsters she wants from her book. Harold can also teleport and turn people into scarecrows by infecting them. Big Toe can take people into a dark void. The Pale Lady can clone herself to get close enough and absorb people. The Jangly Man can detach his body parts to get around.

Weakness: None.

Scariness Factor: 4-Sarah must have had a supremely hyperactive imagination. That, or her frankly awful life liked to manifest itself in these messed-up monsters. Harold and the Jangly Man are the worst of them all, especially how the scarecrow slowly and painfully turns hooligans into one of him. But really, they are all horrible beings. Sarah may be a sad being, but she could have done a bit more self-reflection before killing everybody.

Trivia: -This film is based off more than a few of the many stories written by Alvin Schwartz. These short tales are characterized by some truly horrific events, graphic death, and some rather grotesque illustrations by Stephen Gammell. Out of all the monsters here, Sarah looks like her original illustration the most.

-Both Harold and the Pale Lady were played by Mark Steger, while the Jangly Man was done by contortionist Troy James.

Image Gallery

Don't run. Don't resist. Don't even scream.

"Use...the table of contents..."

He needs a brain. And skin. And maybe a soul.

Since when was hording corpse body parts EVER a good idea?!
No need to scare any crows here. They already jumped ship upon seeing him.

Pick a tale. Don't expect us to pay for the therapy bills.

"Pretzal? Don't mind if I do!"
Every teen girl's worst fears PERSONIFIED.

Boss music intensifies.

"I fell down these very same stairs. Now, I look like this."

Burn this book next to the Neverending Story.

Beautiful, we don't judge, but get us the FRAG away from her.