May 19, 2014
Jack Black Will Star in the New Goosebumps Movie!
Way back when I was younger, there was a TV show based on the Goosebumps series. I remember the first episode I ever saw (“Stay Out of the Basement”) and I remember being totally scared! But I loved it, too. I’ve since seen nearly every episode, and they’re all great. I was really sad when the show ended. So that’s why I was very, very excited when I found out that my favorite spooky series is being turned into a movie! And you’ll never guess who the star is . . . Continue reading
October 29, 2013
R. L. Stine Web Chat!
R. L. Stine will be hosting a web chat on Wednesday October 30, 2013 from 2-3 p.m. ET.
STACKS Staffer Brian and I will post live updates from the chat on the Reading Buzz Board so you can join us there for our live Goosebumps Halloween R. L. Stine celebration!
Hope to see you at the chat!
— Sonja, STACKS Staffer
October 29, 2013
Goosebumps Tagline Trivia Challenge
How well do you know the frightful tales of Goosebumps? Did you guess all the Goosebumps titles from last week’s Goosebumps Tagline Trivia Challenge? Here are the answers. . .
1. One picture is worth a thousand screams. Say Cheese and Die
2. It’s gonna be a L-O-N-G night! A Night in Terror Tower
3. Open wide and say . . . mouthwash! Vampire Breath
4. It’s a field of screams. The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight
5. If looks could kill . . . The Haunted Mask
6. Something’s waiting in the dark . . . Stay Out of the Basement
7. No swimming. No surfing. No haunting. Ghost Beach
8. Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? The Werewolf of Fever Swamp
9. Enter if you dare . . . One Day at HorrorLand
10. He walks. He stalks . . . Night of the Living Dummy
Which one is YOUR favorite? Let us know in the Comments!
October 22, 2013
Goosebumps Tagline Trivia Challenge
How well do you know the frightful tales of Goosebumps? The taglines for Goosebumps books can be just as spooky as the stories. Can you guess the Goosebumps book titles for the taglines below? HINT: All the taglines are from the Goosebumps Classic series.
- One picture is worth a thousand screams.
- It’s gonna be a L-O-N-G night!
- Open wide and say . . . mouthwash!
- It’s a field of screams.
- If looks could kill . . .
- Something’s waiting in the dark . . .
- No swimming. No surfing. No haunting.
- Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf?
- Enter if you dare . . .
- He walks. He stalks . . .
Post your guesses in the Comments below and check your answers!
October 16, 2013
Mummies, vampires, werewolves, living dummies, oh my! No Goosebumps story is complete without a monstrous villain to terrorize the hero (and us readers!). No matter how evil these monsters are, they are what make R. L. Stine’s books so addictive. Imagine if all the Goosebumps villains from all the different Goosebumps books met up for the ultimate fright fest? Now that’s a party sure to be horror-ble!
Which Goosebumps ghoul is your favorite?
October 9, 2013
Goosebumps: Doctor Maniac Will See You Now
If you’re scared of going to the doctor, then this doc will really scare you! Dr. Maniac is one doc you’ll surely never want to visit! He’s one of the Goosebumps Most Wanted —and not for his bedside manner. Dr. Maniac is an evil genius that will leave you even sicker than when you arrived. He’s positively insane and he’s on the loose. It’s time to catch him, undead or alive!
JUST FOR INK SPLOT 26 READERS! Read an exclusive preview of the new Goosebumps Most Wanted: Dr. Maniac Will See You Now. We dare you!
October 1, 2013
Goosebumps Scary Create a Caption
He’s baaaack! The ventriloquist dummy sure to give anyone Goosebumps! Slappy, the walking, trash-talking terror, is up to his mischievous ways. What do you think he has to say in this creepy picture?
I think Slappy is saying, “Pssst. This inn has rooms . . . screaming rooms! ”
Use your imagination to create your own frightfully fantastic caption in the Comments!
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November 20, 2012
Zoos Giving You Goosebumps?
The days following Halloween are always sort of a let-down. After spending all of that time picking out your Halloween costume, sniffing out the largest possible pillow case to haul your load of candy, and giving yourself a good fright with an overdose of scary movies, in just a few fun-filled hours it’s all over, and there are a full 364 days left until you get to do it over again next year. But just because October 31 is now behind us doesn’t mean that the scares need to stop. Fun-size candies may come and go, but you can get Goosebumps from fright-master R.L. Stine all year.
October 31, 2012
For more books like Goosebumps, try these other spooky, creepy, scary books for kids ages 8-11.
Today’s Readalikes are for the Goosebumps series. Author R.L. Stine has said that Pinocchio, the story of a wooden puppet coming to life, inspired his Slappy character, and made him want to write about an evil ventriloquist dummy coming to life.
There are, like, a million books by R.L. Stine: the Goosebumps series, the HorrorLand series, the Hall of Horrors series, plus the TV shows. Once you are done with all those, try these other Goosebumps readalike books.. Continue reading
October 24, 2012
Goosebumps Most Wanted: Son of Slappy
The evil puppet you love to hate is back for a new scare in Goosebumps Most Wanted: Son of Slappy by R. L. Stine.
Jack Stander is every parent’s dream. He doesn’t get into trouble; he always does his homework, and he never lies. His teachers all trust him completely. He even volunteers at the local Youth Center. But that was all before Jackson came across an evil ventriloquist dummy. Now he must deal with Slappy as he wreaks havoc on his family and friends. Jackson will soon see that two Slappys are not better than one.
PREVIEW! Read a sample chapter of Goosebumps Most Wanted: Son of Slappy.