Deadtime Stories is a 1986 American film directed by Jeffrey Delman.
The film is also known as Freaky Fairytales (in the United Kingdom), The Griebels (European DVD English title) and The Griebels from Deadtime Stories (in the Netherlands).
The film has developed a small cult following over the years.
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.