August 21, 2015
Goosebumps Movie Comes to Theaters October 16!
I love the Goosebumps series so much because it’s just the right amount of scary and surprising! So it was a dream-come-true when I was invited to an early screening of the Goosebumps movie (rated PG).
Let me tell you, the movie does not disappoint! It is so cool to see all the monsters from R. L. Stine’s stories come together in one action-packed movie. Jack Black does a wonderful job playing R. L. Stine, and the whole cast really brings the Goosebumps series to life on the big screen! The movie features all my favorite Goosebumps monsters and shows Stine’s huge imagination and creativity to the fullest. I was hanging on the edge of my seat and wishing it would never end!
Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures
At one point in the movie, the R. L. Stine character says, “A good story has three parts: the beginning, the middle, and the twist!” I think that quote sums up the movie for me because it includes all of my favorite classic Goosebumps moments while also ending with a shocking twist! Sorry, no spoilers! You have to wait until October 16 when the movie comes to theaters.
photo courtesy of Sony Pictures
If you were writing your own Goosebumps story, which monsters would you include? Would you keep all the classic characters or make up your own? And what fun twist would you throw in to take readers on your exciting and spooky journey?
Let us know the details of your Goosebumps story in the Comments below, and remember not to be too graphic or scary for kids younger than you!
Megan, STACKS Intern
October 29, 2014
With Halloween nigh, it’s only fitting to serve up a treat . . . a Q & A with the terrifyingly spooktacular R. L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series! Read to find out which Goosebumps character R. L. Stine is most like, his inspiration for Slappy, and more!
Q: How did you come up with Slappy’s character and the rhyme that brings him to life? Continue reading
October 20, 2014
Which Goosebumps Monster Are YOU?
Villainy. Terror. Mischief. All words to describe the monsters that wreak havoc in the Goosebumps book series by R.L. Stine. The menacing ghouls that fill the pages of the books each have their quirks that make their “monster-nalities” absolutely wretched! Take the Goosebumps Monster Quiz to see which ghoul is your rightful alter-ego.
Are you the trash-talking Slappy with a heart of pure cold, the vengeful Mummy, the devilish Scarecrow, the dastardly Lawn Gnomes, or the beastly Abominable Snowman? Discover your innermost wicked trait and see which Goosebumps monster you truly are.
Take the quiz. Which monster are you? Post it in the Comments.
October 15, 2014
Goosebumps Most Wanted: The 12 Screams of Christmas
Christmas comes early for Goosebumps books fans—and in more ways than one! We have an exclusive preview of the newly released, Goosebumps Most Wanted: The 12 Screams of Christmas. It’s never too early to get into the Christmas spirit, and for Goosebumps, that usually means something downright terrifying is brewing. In the new book, Kate Welles and her friend Courtney are taking part in the school’s production of “The 12 Screams of Christmas.” When their teacher moves rehearsals to a certain house with a lot of history, it gives a new meaning to “Christmas Spirit.” Dare to take a peek?
JUST FOR INK SPLOT 26 READERS! Read an exclusive preview of the new Goosebumps Most Wanted: The 12 Screams of Christmas.
October 8, 2014
New Goosebumps Fan Forum
The haunting season is officially here. Get ready for thrills, chills, and spooktacular fun all month long with Goosebumps! We’re kicking it off this week with some frightfully fantastic news . . . Goosebumps has an all-new, eerily captivating website! Slappy beckons you to enter . . . if you dare! He’s got some monstrous friends joining him and ready to welcome you into the spine-tingling world of Goosebumps!
The site’s not just about Slappy and his ghoulish crew. Visit the site to:
And last yet most exciting of all . . . the Goosebumps community is back with forums on the new site where you can discuss anything and everything Goosebumps with other fans just like you. Share your thoughts on the books, TV show, and even post your results from the Monster Quiz or about your perils evading Monster Blood in the new game!
Be sure to visit Ink Splot 26 all October long for exciting Goosebumps features!
October 7, 2014
Goosebumps Guess the Books: Answers Revealed!
Your challenge today was to name the book titles just by looking at these little pieces of the book covers. Did you guess them all?
Here are the answers:
- Goosebumps: One Day at HorrorLand
- Goosebumps Most wanted: Son of Slappy
- Goosebumps: The Werewolf of Fever Swamp
- Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dummy
- Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask
How did you do? Have you read all these books? Then you should totally join us for the rest of the Halloween Book Challenge going on all month long!
— Sonja, STACKS Staffer
October 7, 2014
Goosebumps Guess the Books
We are celebrating Goosebumps books this October. Can you guess the book titles from this tiny sliver of each cover? I’ll give you an obvious hint: They are all in the Goosebumps series.
Leave your guesses in the Comments and come back later today for the answers.
— Sonja, STACKS Staffer
August 27, 2014
Meet Goosebumps author R. L. Stine
Are you a fan of the spooky and silly? Then you’re going to love the new movie Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? (rated PG). It’s based on the book series of the same name, written by Goosebumps author R. L. Stine. The movie, out on Blu-ray and DVD on September 2nd, stars Bella Thorne (from Shake It Up), Calum Worthy (from Austin & Ally), Madison Pettis, Roshon Fegan, and Ryan Ochoa. Ryan plays Max, a boy who’s finally gotten his crush Cammy (played by Bella) to go with him on a date. What could possibly go wrong? Well, when evil ghosts, ghouls, and other sinister creatures get involved, a LOT does. It’s up to Max and his ghostly friends Tara (played by Madison) and Nicky (played by Roshon) to set things right in time for Max’s big date on Halloween!
Read what R. L. Stine has to say . . . Continue reading
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 30, 2013
R. L. Stine Web Chat!
R. L. Stine is hosting a web chat on Wednesday October 30, 2013 from 2-3 p.m. ET. It’s happening right now!
STACKS Staffer Brian and I are posting 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! Hop over to the Buzz Board now! What are you waiting for? Click on the blue link!
If you miss it, you can go to the Reading Buzz Board any time to read the transcript.
— Sonja, STACKS Staffer