History Literature / Goosebumps

23rd Feb '17 4:50:44 PM TropeTheLight
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* DreamMelody: In ''Beware, the Snowman'', the protagonist suddenly remembers the opening lyrics to a nursery rhyme from her childhood. The protagonist doesn't know the meaning of the lyrics or the second half of the poem.
7th Feb '17 11:08:51 AM b3900
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* DarkerAndEdgier: The Goosebumps 2000 series. Also, ''Welcome to Dead House'', and ''Stay Out of the Basement'', ''A Night in Terror Tower'', and ''The Headless Ghost'' are exceptionally [[LudicrousGibs scarier and gorier]] than the rest of the original series.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The Goosebumps 2000 series. Also, ''Welcome to Dead House'', and ''Stay Out of the Basement'', ''A Night in Terror Tower'', and ''The Headless Ghost'' Ghost'', and ''I Live in Your Basement'' are exceptionally [[LudicrousGibs scarier and gorier]] than the rest of the original series.
5th Feb '17 6:11:55 AM JustTroper
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* MysticalItemTM: His books contain ''lots'' of those:
** ''Full Moon Fever'' has chocolate bars called "Best" (actually "Beast"; turns people into werewolves) and "Cure" (actually "Curse"; makes people shrink in size) that look like your everyday shop merchandise.
** The Monster Blood from the eponymous book is a jar of weird green substance that looks like children's slime toys, but has very creepy magical properties.
16th Jan '17 6:40:22 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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** ''Click'': [[spoiler:Seth accidentally turns off the world, and he's only surrounded by darkness; the only light being a faint glow on the remote control that reads '''BATTERY DEAD'''.]]
15th Jan '17 3:22:02 PM Idek618
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** ''Calling All Creeps''. Some reptilian monsters that can turn into human form come to think that the protagonist, a boy bullied by most of his school, is one of them. They have plotted how to transform everyone in school, and then on town, country and world, in Creeps like them and the hero is trying to stop them from feeding everyone the transforming seeds, which he manages to do for the first few tries without managing to arouse suspicion. [[spoiler:In the last moment, when he is mocked one more time while trying to stop everyone from eating the seed-filled chocolate chip cookies (the seeds look just like chocolate chips) that the Creeps decided to hand out for free at the school bake sale, he is told that he will be the ruler of all Creeps and no longer a target for bullies. The protagonist does a quick FaceHeelTurn, treats everyone to eat the cookies, and eats one himself, becoming the real Creep leader.]]

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** ''Calling All Creeps''. Some reptilian monsters that can turn into human form come to think that the protagonist, a boy bullied by most of his school, is one of them. They have plotted how to transform everyone in the school, and then on the town, country and world, in into Creeps like them and the hero is trying to stop them from feeding everyone the transforming seeds, which he manages to do for the first few tries without managing to arouse suspicion. [[spoiler:In the last moment, when he is mocked one more time while trying to stop everyone from eating the seed-filled chocolate chip cookies (the seeds look just like chocolate chips) that the Creeps decided to hand out for free at the school bake sale, he is told that he will be the ruler of all Creeps and no longer a target for bullies. The protagonist does a quick FaceHeelTurn, treats everyone to eat the cookies, and eats one himself, becoming the real Creep leader.]]
28th Dec '16 12:35:59 AM sweetie-buttons
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Brandy in ''Egg Monsters from Mars'', Ginny in ''Bad Hare Day'', Lefty in ''Let's Get Invisible!'', Noah in ''The Haunted Mask'', and Denny in ''Tick Tock, You're Dead!'' But the worst one is easily [[TheSociopath Tara]] in ''The Cuckoo Clock of Doom''.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Brandy in ''Egg Monsters from Mars'', Ginny in ''Bad Hare Day'', Lefty in ''Let's Get Invisible!'', and Noah in ''The Haunted Mask'', and Denny in ''Tick Tock, You're Dead!'' Mask''. But the worst one is easily [[TheSociopath Tara]] in ''The Cuckoo Clock of Doom''.
22nd Dec '16 12:51:47 AM sweetie-buttons
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* CloningBlues: In ''Stay Out of the Basement'', this motivates Doctor Brewer's clone to turn against his creator.



* CloningBlues: In ''Stay Out of the Basement'', this motivates Doctor Brewer's clone to turn against his creator.
20th Dec '16 9:51:24 PM sweetie-buttons
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Brandy in ''Egg Monsters from Mars'', Ginny in ''Bad Hare Day'', and Lefty in ''Let's Get Invisible!'' But the worst one is easily [[TheSociopath Tara]] in ''The Cuckoo Clock of Doom''.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Brandy in ''Egg Monsters from Mars'', Ginny in ''Bad Hare Day'', and Lefty in ''Let's Get Invisible!'' Invisible!'', Noah in ''The Haunted Mask'', and Denny in ''Tick Tock, You're Dead!'' But the worst one is easily [[TheSociopath Tara]] in ''The Cuckoo Clock of Doom''.
7th Nov '16 2:30:35 PM Kadorhal
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In the [[TheNineties 1990's,]] Creator/RLStine had an idea: "Why not write scary books for children?"

It was through this simple idea that one of the most successful and controversial pre ''Literature/HarryPotter'' era book series began.

The original ''Goosebumps'' series lasted for all of 62 books, including such famous titles as ''The Haunted Mask'' (which was also the first episode of the TV adaptation, shown as an hour-long special episode), ''Welcome to Camp Nightmare,'' the ''Night of the Living Dummy'' series (there were three in the original series, but the other {{spin off}}s and successor series have had at least one story with Slappy as the antagonist), and the ''Monster Blood'' series [[note]] the fourth and last of which was the final book in the original series [[/note]]. It was ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' for pre adolescents, with a twist at the end of every book (sometimes cruel, sometimes not. Sometimes, there was no twist, which is a twist in and of itself given the series). Stine cites the horror comics published by Creator/ECComics as a source of inspiration.

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In the [[TheNineties 1990's,]] TheNineties, Creator/RLStine had an idea: "Why not write scary books for children?"

It was through this simple idea that one of the most successful and controversial pre ''Literature/HarryPotter'' era pre-''Literature/HarryPotter''-era book series began.

The original ''Goosebumps'' series lasted for all of 62 books, including such famous titles as ''The Haunted Mask'' (which was also the first episode of the TV adaptation, shown as an hour-long special episode), ''Welcome to Camp Nightmare,'' the ''Night of the Living Dummy'' series (there were three in the original series, but the other {{spin off}}s and successor series have had at least one story with Slappy as the antagonist), and the ''Monster Blood'' series [[note]] the (the fourth and last of which was being the final book in the original series [[/note]]. series). It was ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' for pre adolescents, pre-adolescents, with a twist at the end of every book (sometimes cruel, {{cruel|TwistEnding}}, sometimes not. Sometimes, there was no twist, which is a twist in and of itself given the series). Stine cites the horror comics published by Creator/ECComics as a source of inspiration.



Later incarnations of the series included the rather more obscure ''Goosebumps 2000'' (a DarkerAndEdgier ''Goosebumps'' series that ran for 25 books), and ChooseYourOwnAdventure series ''Literature/GiveYourselfGoosebumps.'' It's currently being revived in a twelve-book crossover: ''Goosebumps [=HorrorLand=]''... Which has itself been given a sixteen-book extension, as well as the PC game ''VideoGame/EscapeFromHorrorland.'' There was also a PC game called ''VideoGame/AttackOfTheMutant,'' but with a different plot than the television episode or book with the same name.

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Later incarnations of the series included the rather more obscure ''Goosebumps 2000'' (a DarkerAndEdgier ''Goosebumps'' series that ran for 25 books), and ChooseYourOwnAdventure series ''Literature/GiveYourselfGoosebumps.'' It's currently being revived in a twelve-book crossover: ''Goosebumps [=HorrorLand=]''... Which which has itself been given a sixteen-book extension, as well as the PC game ''VideoGame/EscapeFromHorrorland.'' There was also a PC game called ''VideoGame/AttackOfTheMutant,'' but with a different plot than the television episode or book with the same name.
6th Nov '16 4:10:39 PM Kadorhal
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In the later editions of the series, it became somewhat infamous for the "[[CoversAlwaysLie You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover]]" idiom. ''Deep Trouble,'' for instance, had a picture of a giant shark going after a boy swimming in the ocean, when really the story was about a boy finding a mermaid who was being targeted by scientists who wanted to experiment on rare sea life. ''Egg Monsters from Mars'' featured the monsters as horrible threats on the cover, but the egg monsters are actually a benevolent force captured by (you guessed it) a MadScientist.

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In the later editions of the series, it became somewhat infamous for the "[[CoversAlwaysLie You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover]]" idiom. ''Deep Trouble,'' for instance, had a picture of a giant shark going after a boy swimming in the ocean, when really which is only a minor point - the story was really about a boy finding a mermaid who was being targeted by scientists who wanted to experiment on rare sea life. ''Egg Monsters from Mars'' featured the monsters as horrible threats on the cover, but the egg monsters are actually a benevolent force captured by (you guessed it) a MadScientist.



Creator/ColumbiaPictures released a film based on the series in October 2015, starring Creator/JackBlack as R.L. Stine. View the trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMJ-zaoq8y8 here.]] See its trope page [[Film/{{Goosebumps}} here.]]

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Creator/ColumbiaPictures released [[Film/{{Goosebumps}} a film based on the series in series]] on October 16, 2015, starring Creator/JackBlack as R.L. Stine. View the trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMJ-zaoq8y8 here.]] See its trope page [[Film/{{Goosebumps}} here.]]
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