‘The Werewolf of Fever Swamp’ – One of the Best ‘Goosebumps’ Stories on Page and Screen [Viewer Beware]

The Werewolf of Fever Swamp was originally published in December 1993 (Spine #14). The series adaptation aired on Friday, May 17, 1996 (runtime: 22 minutes and 26 minutes). As a kid I was always taught not to judge a book by its cover, but when it came to Goosebumps I did it all the time. […]

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‘George A. Romero’s Goosebumps’ – Unearthing the Kid-Friendly Horror Movie Romero Almost Made [Exclusive]

For this Phantom Limbs, we’ll be uncovering George A. Romero’s Goosebumps, a feature film adaptation of the popular line of children’s horror novels written by R.L. Stine. Based on that series’ first book, Welcome to Dead House, Romero’s film would have expanded upon Stine’s tale while tweaking its central threat, all while keeping the scares […]

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R. L. Stine’s ‘Goosebumps’ Goes to a Dark Place in “The Haunted School” [Buried in a Book]

Casual fans of Goosebumps can usually expect to find some kind of supernatural creature or other bizarre baddie in these books, but R. L. Stine briefly changed gears toward the end of the classic series. The previous 58 entries covered a wide span of far-out villains and unique scenarios, with each one being weirder than […]

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R.L. Stine Says Sony Talking More ‘Goosebumps’ Feature Films!

After two movies that finally brought the franchise to the big screen, it was announced just about two years ago that a brand new live-action “Goosebumps” reboot series based on R.L. Stine’s bestselling books is in the works for the small screen, with Scholastic Entertainment teaming with Neal H. Moritz (Goosebumps) and Sony Pictures TV to develop the series. While […]

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Read to Death: 5 Tales of Library Horror from TV Anthologies [Series of Frights]

The world is loud, and it is only getting louder. Escaping the noise outside can seem impossible, especially when living in an urban environment. But as anyone who frequents them knows, libraries are a haven from all the bustle. While they have evolved to be more like community centers, libraries still encourage guests to keep […]

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‘The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight’ Was the Perfect Summer Scary Fun for ’90s Kids [Viewer Beware]

The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight was originally published in May 1994 (Spine #20). The series adaptation later aired on Saturday, November 9, 1996 (runtime: 22 minutes). Whether you liked to sleep in or not, every kid knew there was one day of the week where it was worth getting up early— and it wasn’t for […]

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‘Night of the Living Dummy II’ Turned Slappy into a ‘Goosebumps’ Icon [Viewer Beware]

Night of the Living Dummy II was originally published in May 1995 (Spine #31). The series adaptation later aired on Friday, January 12, 1996 (runtime: 22 minutes). Despite its iconic cavalcade of creepers, crawlers and creatures which almost always go bump in the night, there is one formidable foe who consistently stands atop the swollen […]

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‘Goosebumps’ Sneakers from Kawhi Leonard and New Balance Coming Next Week!

This year marks the 30th anniversary of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps franchise – brand new book Slappy, Beware! is on the way – and New Balance is celebrating with a pair of Goosebumps-themed sneakers that were made in partnership with basketball player Kawhi Leonard. A huge fan of Goosebumps, the LA Clippers athlete based the design […]

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‘Goosebumps: Say Cheese and Die!’ – The Book, The Episode, and Ryan Gosling! [Viewer Beware]

Goosebumps: Say Cheese and Die! was originally published in November 1992 (Spine #4). The series adaptation later aired on Friday February 9, 1996 (runtime: 22 minutes). Whatever the number of copies of the Goosebumps book series that my elementary school library actually housed was decidedly not enough to meet the demand of its ravenous patrons. Checking […]

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New ‘Goosebumps’ Book ‘Slappy, Beware!’ Celebrates 30 Years of the Franchise

It was way back in 1992 that R.L. Stine‘s Goosebumps franchise was unleashed upon the world, and I’m not sure a year has gone by since without the release of a new book. In fact, with a brand new live-action TV series on the way, coming along in the wake of two feature films, it’s […]

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Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask – Revisiting a Classic Book and Television Special [Viewer Beware]

Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask was originally published on September, 1993 (Spine #11). The series adaptation later aired on Friday October 27, 1995 (runtime: 44 minutes). The hands on the clock were turning progressively slower, I was sure of it. They had to be. How else could that particular Friday afternoon be lasting so incredibly long? […]

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‘Goosebumps’ Live Action TV Series Reboot Coming to Disney Plus!

After two movies, a brand new live-action Goosebumps TV series based on R.L. Stine’s bestselling books will bring the tales back to the small screen, we’ve learned today. Variety reports this afternoon that Disney+ has given the green light to the new live action Goosebumps series, giving the show a 10-episode series order this week. It […]

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‘The Art of Goosebumps’: New Book Will Spotlight All the Original ‘Goosebumps’ Book Covers!

As important as the R.L. Stine-penned stories themselves, the artwork from Tim Jacobus for that original run of Goosebumps books helped moved the terror tales off shelves like hotcakes, and a brand new book headed our way this year will put the spotlight on that classic art. Dynamite Entertainment will release Beware: The Art of Goosebumps on November 30! “Featuring tons […]

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5 Memorable Tales of Kid-Friendly Halloween Horror from TV Anthologies [Series of Frights]

Series of Frights is a recurring column that mainly focuses on horror in television. Specifically, it takes a closer look at five episodes or stories — each one adhering to an overall theme — from different anthology series or the occasional movie made for TV. With anthologies becoming popular again, especially on television, now is […]

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[Editorial] The Next R.L. Stine Adaptation Should Be A Choice-Based-Narrative Video Game

Growing up as the youngest of four, I inherited a ton of hand-me-downs from my older siblings, including a spooky gene that really embraced horror movies and Halloween. Consequently, it’s no surprise that I gravitated to the creepy, shimmering R. L. Stine paperbacks that would occasionally pop-up on the shelves in my room. I’d stay […]

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