Film and TV’s Scariest Scenes, Reimagined as Children’s Pop-Up Books

Film and TV’s Scariest Scenes, Reimagined as Children’s Pop-Up Books

Remember reading pop up books as a child? It was so entertaining to see the story’s characters coming to life… but why should adults get all the fun?

We’ve reimagined iconic moments from some of history’s scariest films and TV shows as pop up books. From the classic Jaws to recent sensation Stranger Things… why not water them down (as much as you want) and read one to your child as their next bedtime story?



Few films fit the description of a “classic thriller” better than Jaws. Man meets shark. Shark tries to eat man. Man kills shark. In the interest of keeping this PG-friendly however we’ve watered down the scene a little. That man who appears to be fighting for his life? He’s really just play-fighting… honest!

The release of Jaws was a landmark moment in cinema, recouping its $9 million production cost in just two weeks at the box office, and taking $470 million in total.


Another revolutionary film, Alien was arguably way ahead of the curve, winning an Oscar for best visual effects following its release in 1979.

This pop up page depicts the unforgettable ‘chestburster‘ scene in which Executive Officer Kane, played by John Hurt, meets a painful end. A small alien bursts from his chest and the rest of the film deals with the ensuing fallout. 


The second film adaptation of Stephen King’s It was one of the biggest movies of 2017. With a budget of 35 million dollars, it took over 700 million at the box office.

We’ve picked the scene in which Georgie is introduced to Pennywise. Who’s Pennywise, you ask? We’ve referred to him as the ‘friendly clown’ in our version, instead of the shapeshifting supernatural entity. Just chalk it up as another little white lie to tell your kids…

Stranger Things

Stranger Things exploded onto Netflix in 2016 and was an instant hit. With an awesome soundtrack and great effects alongside nostalgic feels, a nail-biting storyline, and Winona Ryder, it has all the ingredients of the perfect binge-worthy TV show.

There’s even a valuable lesson to be learnt: if you stay up late playing Dungeons & Dragons with your friends, just stop over instead of biking home alone at night – especially if you happen to live near a top-secret government facility where (possible spoiler alert) they may or may not have opened a portal to another dimension.

This scene depicts Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, communicating with her son, who has been taken to ‘The Upside Down’.


Steven Spielberg’s supernatural horror was the highest-grossing film of 1982. This film reinforced a common fear of people the world over - that supernatural forces might enter your house and wreak havoc on your home and family. However the Freeling family weren’t ones to give up easily – after experiencing moving furniture, bending spoons and murderous trees, the family only decide to make themselves scarce after their home disappears into a portal.

*Please note these are all digital works of art and are not available to purchase online or in any of our stores.

Posted by Chris Turner
13th February 2019

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