History Fridge / Goosebumps

7th May '16 9:57:01 AM wrm5
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** Alternately, it could also be because they're based on Stine's original manuscripts, filled with whatever raw emotions he was feeling at the time. He likely toned the stories down in order to get them published; he does admit one of his motivators is money, after all.
* For that matter, why do some of the monsters seem more powerful? Because they have a new commander. Stine either didn't consider the full potential of their powers, or perhaps simply wasn't comfortable with writing it. Slappy doesn't hold himself back at all and has clearly spent a lot of time thinking up ways to destroy things.
15th Apr '16 12:23:43 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''How To Kill A Monster'', the reveal of the monster being allergic to humans sounds incredibly stupid, but stopping to think about it adds a layer of ironic horror to the situation. Right before he dies, the beast [[SuddenlyVoiced voices his surprise that they're human]], implying he could be reasoned with. It's likely he was only attacking them because he thought they were his captors and [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot had the kids explained the situation to him, he would've left the house and they'd be safe.]] Instead, they follow their ''idiot'' grandparents' advice to kill the monster, and it makes things worse.

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* In ''How To Kill A Monster'', the reveal of the monster being allergic to humans sounds incredibly stupid, but stopping to think about it adds a layer of ironic horror to the situation. Right before he dies, the beast [[SuddenlyVoiced voices his surprise that they're human]], implying he could be reasoned with. It's likely he was only attacking them because he thought they were his captors and [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot had the kids explained the situation to him, he would've left the house and they'd be safe.]] safe. Instead, they follow their ''idiot'' grandparents' advice to kill the monster, and it makes things worse.
21st Mar '16 6:39:09 PM Lullaby22
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* If all the monsters were released from their books, why isn't The Masked Mutant visible in the large group-shot of them. Simple: Apart from his VoluntaryShapeshifting, he has no other abilities. He was likely disguised as one of the other monsters, as this would have made him more useful to Slappy.
21st Feb '16 4:43:25 AM phineas81707
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*** [[RuleOfThree Another alternative]] is that the Goosebumps Book of the film has less power than the other Goosebumps manuscripts because ''Zach'' finished it, and not Stine. Stine implies that it isn't "just" him that can produce living monsters: Zach finishing the book might have weakened its DeusExMachina abilities to merely a strong vacuum, rather than an InstantWinCondition.
29th Jan '16 7:40:21 PM backpack
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** Questionable. Stine said it had to be a true Goosebumps story, so he couldn't cop-out on the narrative. Until the end the Invisible Boy did nothing important. Hannah was fundamental to the narrative.
12th Jan '16 3:36:27 PM lepouvantail
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* [[spoiler:Hannah]] goes back into the book along with the other monsters due to [[spoiler:being a creation in the book, even though R.L. treated her like a daughter.]] However, R.L. did not have to do this, since he was shown listing each monster by name, and at the end, it turns out that [[spoiler: Stein forgot to include The Invisible Boy]], so he could have just left her out of the list of names.

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** [[spoiler: Chemistry class chemicals]], and YouTube, obviously.
* [[spoiler:Hannah]] goes back into the book along with the other monsters due to [[spoiler:being a creation in the book, even though R.L. treated her like a daughter.]] However, R.L. did not have to do this, since he was shown listing each monster by name, and at the end, it turns out that [[spoiler: Stein Stine forgot to include The Invisible Boy]], so he could have just left her out of the list of names.
25th Nov '15 6:58:28 AM ropertroper
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* [[spoiler:Hannah]] goes back into the book along with the other monsters due to [[spoiler:being a creation in the book, even though R.L. treated her like a daughter.]] However, R.L. did not have to do this, since he was shown listing each monster by name, and at the end, it turns out that [[spoiler: Stein forgot to include The Invisible Boy]], so he could have just left her out of the list of names.
5th Nov '15 5:27:40 PM Iamabrawler
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** And the reason you cannot kill these ideas in the movie is because they're made of ink, which reforms their bodies no matter what is attempted.


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*** Also alternately, [[spoiler:he trapped himself in the glass case where the typewriter is kept, and thus the book couldn't get him.]]
2nd Nov '15 3:04:45 PM rt2012
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** On the subject of this book, what happens to the non-competitive, non-athletic campers like Wendy? Remember when one counselor [[{{Foreshadowing}} tells her]] that the camp's slogan, "Only the Best", is a warning. Do they just get fed to King Jellyjam straight up?
** Take a look at the cover after reading the story. That grinning camp councillor with the bulging eyes? He's actually being mind-controlled to deceive and murder ''children.'' Judging by how forced his smile seems, and the part in the book where the councillors have to get their hypnosis "refreshed",the poor bastard is probably [[AndIMustScream screaming for help on the inside.]]

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** On the subject of this book, what happens to the non-competitive, non-athletic campers like Wendy? Remember when one counselor [[{{Foreshadowing}} tells her]] that the camp's slogan, "Only the Best", is a warning. Do they just get fed to King Jellyjam straight up?
** Take a look at the cover after reading the story. That Buddy, that grinning camp councillor counselor with the bulging eyes? He's actually being mind-controlled to deceive deceive, enslave, and possibly murder ''children.'' Judging by how forced his smile seems, and the part in the book where the councillors counselors have to get their hypnosis "refreshed",the "refreshed", the poor bastard is probably [[AndIMustScream screaming for help on the inside.]]
1st Nov '15 7:07:03 PM phylos
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\n* They had [[spoiler:explosives]] in a ''school'' and, somehow, Zach knew how to use them to set up a [[spoiler:bomb]].
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