Deadtime Stories (film)

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Deadtime Stories
Deadtime Stories FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Jeffrey Delman
Produced by Jeffrey Delman (producer)
William J. Links (executive producer)
Steven D. Mackler (executive producer)
William Paul (producer)
Written by Jeffrey Delman (writer)
J. Edward Kiernan (writer)
Charles F. Shelton (writer)
Music by Larry Juris
Cinematography Daniel B. Canton
Edited by William Szarka
Distributed by Cinema Group
Release date
November 28, 1986
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2,750,741

Deadtime Stories is a 1986 American anthology horror film directed by Jeffrey Delman.

The film is also known as Freaky Fairytales (in the United Kingdom), The Griebels from Deadtime Stories (in the Netherlands), and The Griebels (European DVD English title).

The film has developed a small cult following over the years.[citation needed]

Plot summary[edit]

A babysitting uncle tells his charges three horror stories—about a killer witch, Little Red Riding Hood and a werewolf, and a story about "Goldi Lox" and the Three Bears.



8 months after the film's theatrical run, the film was released on videocassette in 1987 by Continental Video in the U.S. and in Canada by Cineplex Odeon. The film was first released on DVD through Mill Creek's Chilling Classics 50 Movie Pack. That box was later discontinued when it was revealed that Deadtime Stories was not in the public domain. In 2007, the film was released on a bargain DVD by Image Entertainment under license from Cinevision International. The DVD runs 12 minutes shorter than the home video release since it stops and returns to the DVD menu in the middle of the end credits. Scream Factory released the film on Blu-ray for the first time on February 28, 2017.


  • "Bedtime Tales" (Lyrics by Jeffrey Delman, music by Larry Juris)
  • "Looney Tune" (Lyrics by Jeffrey Delman, music by Larry Juris)
  • "Baby, No Maybe" (Lyrics by Jeffrey Delman, music by Larry Juris)
  • "The Wolf's Lament" (Lyrics by Jeffrey Delman, music by Larry Juris)

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