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23rd Apr '17 7:29:22 PM Bluemargay
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\n** Furthermore Hannah is presented with curly hair and a pale complexion [[spoiler: which lets people know she's a ghost.]] In the end, [[spoiler: when she is released from the book]], she has a tan and straight hair, revealing [[spoiler: she was rewritten as a human.]]

12th Mar '17 9:55:23 PM PurpleFox
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* Seeing how Rip has been alive for a long time in ''Cry of the Cat'', it makes you wonder if Rip has had any other targets than Allison, Crystal, and her mother.
21st Feb '17 7:19:47 PM TaylorHyuuga
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* The beasts in ''The Beast From The East'' are cannibals. Since they presumably don't always have unsuspecting lost children to play with, and since ''someone'' has to be the loser of each game, we can assume they eat each other.



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* The beasts in ''The Beast From The East'' are cannibals. Since they presumably don't always have unsuspecting lost children to play with, and since ''someone'' has to be the loser of each game, we can assume they eat each other.

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* The beasts in ''The Beast From The East'' are cannibals. Since they presumably don't always have unsuspecting lost children to play with, and since ''someone'' has to be the loser of each game, we can assume they eat each other.
4th Feb '17 4:15:44 PM Snailfish
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* ''How I Learned To Fly'' is more fantasy adventure fable than "horror", but than you have the government agents who are after the flying formula for military use. They never call off their mission, and by the end, Wilson is still famous for his flying abilities. He'll be hounded not only by the media, but by scientists and agents who are determined to exploit him for his powers, possibly to the point of drafting him as a SuperSoldier, or [[TheyWouldCutYouUp a guinea pig for experiments.]] And now that he's famous, how will he hide from them? Wilson pretty much has the choice of living in complete seclusion, or being used as a weapon by a sinister government. CelebrityIsOverrated,indeed.
28th Dec '16 10:51:28 AM TropeTheLight
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* ''The Barking Ghost'' has a twist ending in which [[spoiler:Cooper and Margaret are turned into squirrels]]. This might not seem scary at first [[FridgeHorror until you realize]] [[spoiler:squirrels only live for about ten years, so R. L. Stine essentially sentenced the protagonists to an early death]].
13th Dec '16 8:27:03 AM fearlessnikki
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* The name Hannah is a palindrome - as in it reads the same backwards. It turns into a MeaningfulName for Stine's daughter since [[spoiler: she's only a character in his books, who has an endless loop of sixteenth birthdays]].
29th Oct '16 8:23:23 AM Iamabrawler
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* Getting rid of all the monsters required writing a single Goosebumps book that would capture them all. R.L. Stine may be writing incredibly fast (writing an entire book in a few hours?), but he had all the inspiration he needed - he wrote the adventure he just went through. Of course, it helps that this adventure contained multiple moments of quick scares similar to the endings of chapters in regular Goosebumps books! "Something grabbed Hannah? No, wait, it's a statue" is only one such example.
23rd Oct '16 1:36:46 PM Iamabrawler
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** It could also refer to how villains, no matter how scary, in media for children, rarely use their abilities to their fullest, in order to keep the story suitable for the audience. Free from these restraints, the many, many Goosebumps monsters are a lot more dangerous.
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.
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