R.L. Stine's creepy series of "young adult" books, Give Yourself Goosebumps, came to life on television in time for Halloween 1995, with the Goosebumps television series that was created and hosted by none other than...R.L. Stine! Nine years later, it's back.
On Sept. 7th, Scholastic and distributor Fox Home Entertainment unleashes four chilling Goosebumps DVDs, each sold separately at a list price of $9.98 in the US, and CA$11.98 in Canada:
* The Haunted Mask II * Night of the Living Dummy III (guest-starring Hayden Christensen, who went on to play Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode II and the upcoming Episode III) * Welcome to Dead House (based on the very first book in the series) * The Werewolf of Fever Swamp
All four stories were double-length episodes when originally aired, and therefore the DVDs should run about 45 minutes each. Fox is combining these offerings with it's 2004 Halloween promotion, which is mostly made up of film DVDs that have been in release for a while, so these might be found in-stores on a special holiday display.
Welcome To Dead House was one of my favorite books ever as a kid!! I remember taking it out from my school's library in grade 4 or 5 and bringing it home. I had to read it with all the lights on in my room, haha! I only watched the TV series with my cousin for the camp value... I remember laughing pretty hard at one episode called "The Tale Of The Dangerous Soup" or something like that. It'd still be fun to see them again though, especially Dead House which I don't ever remember watching. Did they ever make an episode based on that book about the camera that takes pictures of the future?
Btw, I have a huge smile on my face now thinking back to library period in elementary school! Does anyone remember these books...
These were the scariest f*@#ing books I ever read, I cant believe they made these for kids back in the day! There was one story about this dead man's brains and a haunted house and human sausages that traumatized me to this day, I think I ordered them from Scholastics in grade two and my mom had to hide them in a drawer in her room cause I'd get crazy nightmares. The illustrations alone were wonderfully horrific too. I remember one story about some business man that kept seeing hallucinations of a driver in a hearse telling him "there's room for one more" or something... holy shit that scared me!
These were the best books ever. I still can't look at my neighbors chihuahua!