Cody Meirick is a producer, director, editor, and web media specialist most known for his documentary Scary Stories. For over ten years he has produced web and media content for an education nonprofit. He has advanced degrees in English Literature and grew up in the Ozarks of Missouri.
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We talk to filmmaker Cody Meirick about his new documentary, "Scary Stories." If you didn't grow up in the 80's and 90's, you may have never been haunted by the nightmarish illustrations of Stephen Gammell, which made these books cult classics and also put them on the path of the "banned book list." But often overlooked is the author himself, Alvin Schwartz. It wasn't just the disturbing illustrations that kept kids up all night, it was the stories too...
Director Cody Meirick joins Matthew Pejkovic of Matt's Movie Reviews to talk about his documentary Scary Stories, the impact and influence of the series of books by Alan Schwartz, our fascination with horror, and much more!
Cody Meirick is the guest for this week. Cody and I have known each other for two decades. He has directed a documentary, Scary Stories, which explores the legacy of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark book series through the stories themselves and the folklore discussed in them, the ghastly and very memorable illustrations, and some of the ways in which the book series has been challenged over the years. We cover a lot of ground about his process in this conversation.#VerseShow comprises conversations that give voice to creators, their process, their struggles, and the celebrations of their work. It's an interview podcast with a bend toward curiosity about the creative process.