History NightmareFuel / Goosebumps

19th May '18 10:08:24 AM immblueversion
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* The only way to defeat the monsters is to [[spoiler: write them into a book to contain them]]. This can only be accomplished by [[spoiler: using Stine's typewriter]]. If [[spoiler: the monsters are freed again, and the typewriter is destroyed]], there is no way to stop the monsters at all. And we know that Slappy learns from his mistakes...
13th May '18 2:09:52 PM Stellarvore
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* ''Werewolf Skin'' is plenty creepy. While the opening scene with the hammy bus driver is a little off-putting, it more than makes up for it later on with its [[HillbillyHorrors rural setting]] in the town of Wolf Creek (no, not [[Film/WolfCreek that one]]) and the ominous, decrepit Marling house across the street from Alex's aunt and uncle. [[spoiler:At the end, after the titular werewolf skins have been destroyed, Alex closely examines one of his photographs, which shows Hannah removing her "skin". Then she walks into the room, [[BlatantLies telling Alex she doesn't bite]]. While the book spelled it out clearer, [[BolivianArmyEnding Alex's fate is left unknown here]], [[NothingIsScarier making it that much more unsettling]].]]
21st Apr '18 3:26:42 AM sabrina_diamond
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* In ''Chicken Chicken'' the protagonist Crystal (and her brother) are both [[BitByBitTransformation transformed into chickens]] agonisingly slowly over several weeks in rather graphic detail. These included [[SarcasmMode lovely]] paragraphs describing how [[spoiler:
firstly their human eyes move to the side of their heads, their own teeth ''sink into their gums'' and lastly, how their fingers become bony claws and talons... Also, Crystal grows a ''real'' beak at her best friend's party and just asks for some chap stick.]]

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* In ''Chicken Chicken'' the protagonist Crystal (and her brother) are both [[BitByBitTransformation transformed into chickens]] agonisingly slowly over several weeks in rather graphic detail. These included [[SarcasmMode lovely]] paragraphs describing how [[spoiler:
firstly
[[spoiler:firstly their human eyes move to the side of their heads, their own teeth ''sink into their gums'' and lastly, how their fingers become bony claws and talons... Also, Crystal grows a ''real'' beak at her best friend's party and just asks for some chap stick.]]
21st Apr '18 3:26:01 AM sabrina_diamond
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* In ''Chicken Chicken'' the protagonist Crystal (and her brother) are both transformed into chickens agonisingly slowly over several weeks in graphic detail. These included [[SarcasmMode lovely]] paragraphs describing how [[spoiler: their eyes move to the side of their heads, their teeth sink into their gums, and their fingers become bony claws and talons. Also Crystal grows a ''real'' beak at her best friends party and just asks for chap stick.]]
** Vanessa herself. The mere thought of doing something like this to ''children'' and claiming they deserve it is appalling and sick beyond belief. And even worse, the story implies they weren't her first victims...
*** On that note, another horrifying part is ''why'' she did and ''why'' she thinks the children deserve it: they bumped into her, causing her to drop her groceries, and didn't apologize. She puts ''two frightened children through a slow TransformationTrauma'' because they didn't say "sorry." [[spoiler:And then in the ending, she does it all over again because they don't excuse themselves after burping.]] DisproportionateRetribution doesn't even ''begin'' to cover it.
** At several points in the book, a rumor is mentioned about a trouble making kid who got his head mutated into a sponge by Vanessa. [[Blog/BloggerBeware Troy Steele]] thought of this as an annoying gag. However, considering what Vanessa [[BodyHorror did to]] [[FateWorseThanDeath Crystal and Cole]], it probably wasn't just that...

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* In ''Chicken Chicken'' the protagonist Crystal (and her brother) are both [[BitByBitTransformation transformed into chickens chickens]] agonisingly slowly over several weeks in rather graphic detail. These included [[SarcasmMode lovely]] paragraphs describing how [[spoiler: [[spoiler:
firstly
their human eyes move to the side of their heads, their own teeth sink ''sink into their gums, gums'' and lastly, how their fingers become bony claws and talons. Also talons... Also, Crystal grows a ''real'' beak at her best friends friend's party and just asks for some chap stick.]]
** Vanessa herself. The mere thought of doing something like this to ''children'' and claiming they deserve it is appalling and sick beyond belief. And even worse, the whole story even implies they weren't her first victims...
victims...!
*** On that note, another horrifying part is ''why'' she Vanessa did and ''why'' she thinks the those children deserve deserved it: [[DisproportionateRetribution they bumped into her, causing her to drop her groceries, and didn't apologize. even apologize!]] She puts ''two frightened children through a slow TransformationTrauma'' because they didn't say "sorry." [[spoiler:And then in the ending, she does it all over again because they don't excuse themselves after burping.]] DisproportionateRetribution doesn't even ''begin'' to cover it.
** At several points in the book, a rumor is mentioned about a trouble making trouble-making kid who got his head mutated into a huge sponge by Vanessa. [[Blog/BloggerBeware Troy Steele]] thought of this as an annoying gag. However, considering what Vanessa [[BodyHorror did to]] [[FateWorseThanDeath Crystal and Cole]], it probably wasn't just that...
16th Apr '18 12:58:03 AM DaFlabbagasta
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11th Apr '18 7:46:54 PM HeroGal2347
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** But the scariest pictures of all are the two that cause the main plot of ''Say Cheese and Die...Again!'' The first is a negative of Shari, which seems OK, but the second is of a morbidly obese (at least in the four-hundred pound range--and remember, this is a preteen boy) Greg. Unlike the previous book, where the horrible accidents the camera bestowed happened in a single instant, this book stretches out Greg and Shari's fates, with the former growing bigger with every passing minute and the latter losing weight at an alarming rate. By the time the book reaches its climax, Greg has become so huge that he can't walk, and Shari has grown so weak and thin that she can barely speak. Now, imagine being Greg and Shari's parents, and watching these inexplicable events happen to your children. And there's ''nothing you can do to stop it.''

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** But the scariest pictures of all are the two that cause the main plot of ''Say Cheese and Die...Again!'' The first is a negative of Shari, which seems OK, but the second is of a morbidly obese (at least in the four-hundred pound range--and remember, this is a preteen boy) Greg. Unlike the previous book, where the horrible accidents the camera bestowed happened in a single instant, this book stretches out Greg and Shari's fates, with the former growing bigger with every passing minute and the latter losing weight at an alarming rate. By the time the book reaches its climax, Greg has become so huge that he can't walk, and Shari [[WeightLossHorror has grown so weak and thin that she can barely speak.speak]]. Now, imagine being Greg and Shari's parents, and watching these inexplicable events happen to your children. And there's ''nothing you can do to stop it.''
16th Mar '18 9:27:50 PM Rissis
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* The opening to the show deserves a mention. It's somewhat minimalist, but its imagery, like the man in black with a briefcase's files being scattered by the win and the "g" slithering around and making the billboard's face twist and making the dog's eyes glow has stuck with many people for a long time. Not to mention the incredibly sinister but awesome song.

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* The opening to the show deserves a mention. It's somewhat minimalist, but its imagery, like the man in black with a briefcase's files being scattered by the win wind and the "g" slithering around and making the billboard's face twist and making the dog's eyes glow has stuck with many people for a long time. Not to mention the incredibly sinister but awesome song.
11th Nov '17 5:16:35 PM Nakayama90
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* In ''Be Careful What You Wish For'', the sequence where Samantha [[spoiler: accidentally erases everyone else from existence is quite chilling. That chapter does a pretty good job of conveying what it would actually feel like to be the only person in the world. She's scared out of her mind from the total isolation, and starts to panic about how she can't take care of herself and has no idea what she's supposed to do now, and nearly breaks down crying before she manages to find Clarissa and undo the wish.]]

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* In ''Be ''[[Recap/GoosebumpsS1E12BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Be Careful What You Wish For'', For]]'', the sequence where Samantha [[spoiler: accidentally erases everyone else from existence is quite chilling. That chapter does a pretty good job of conveying what it would actually feel like to be the only person in the world. She's scared out of her mind from the total isolation, and starts to panic about how she can't take care of herself and has no idea what she's supposed to do now, and nearly breaks down crying before she manages to find Clarissa and undo the wish.]]]]
** UpToEleven in the TV adaptation, where she wishes they would "buzz off". Clarissa makes this true, all right...[[spoiler:by turning everyone into flies. Especially disturbing for anyone with arachnophobia.]] Later, when Samantha wishes that [[spoiler:Judith was her friend]], both the book and the episode portray her as a creepy stalker-type, who at one point ''breaks into Samantha's home in the middle of the night''.
15th Sep '17 4:47:16 AM DynastiNoble
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* First of all, Tim Jacobus' cover art for the books, such as ''[[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090415032029/goosebumps/images/1/1f/Stay_out_of_the_basement.jpg Stay Out of the Basement]]'', ''[[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/goosebumps/images/b/b0/Night_of_the_Living_Dummy_%28Cover%29.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160705010047 Night of the Living Dummy]]'', ''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6d/The_Haunted_Mask.jpg/220px-The_Haunted_Mask.jpg The Haunted Mask]]'', ''[[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/goosebumps/images/4/40/The_Barking_Ghost_%28Cover%29.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160604235346 The Barking Ghost]]'', ''[[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/goosebumps/images/2/2a/The_Scarecrow_Walks_at_Midnight_%28Cover%29.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20161223185118 The Scarecrow Walks At Midnight]]'', ''[[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/goosebumps/images/7/7d/Thecurseofcampcoldlake-fullart.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160623100021 The Curse of Camp Cold Lake]]'', ''[[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/goosebumps/images/f/f3/Returntoghostcamp-art.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20151030053202 Return to Ghost Camp]]'', ''[[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/goosebumps/images/8/80/Bad_Hare_Day_%28Cover%29.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160628155358 Bad Hare Day]]'', and ''[[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_sY8vBytla-U/S94Ui-76mII/AAAAAAAAAA0/KP-j6V29z6M/s1600/Blogger+-+Don%27t+go+to+sleep.jpg Don't Go to Sleep!]]''...just for starters.

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* First of all, Tim Jacobus' cover art for the books, such as ''[[http://images1.''[[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090415032029/goosebumps/images/1/1f/Stay_out_of_the_basement.jpg net/goosebumps/images/0/0c/Stay_Out_of_the_Basement_%28Cover%29.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160705013444 Stay Out of the Basement]]'', ''[[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/goosebumps/images/b/b0/Night_of_the_Living_Dummy_%28Cover%29.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160705010047 Night of the Living Dummy]]'', ''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6d/The_Haunted_Mask.jpg/220px-The_Haunted_Mask.jpg The Haunted Mask]]'', ''[[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/goosebumps/images/4/40/The_Barking_Ghost_%28Cover%29.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160604235346 The Barking Ghost]]'', ''[[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/goosebumps/images/2/2a/The_Scarecrow_Walks_at_Midnight_%28Cover%29.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20161223185118 The Scarecrow Walks At Midnight]]'', ''[[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/goosebumps/images/7/7d/Thecurseofcampcoldlake-fullart.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160623100021 The Curse of Camp Cold Lake]]'', ''[[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/goosebumps/images/f/f3/Returntoghostcamp-art.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20151030053202 Return to Ghost Camp]]'', ''[[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/goosebumps/images/8/80/Bad_Hare_Day_%28Cover%29.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20160628155358 Bad Hare Day]]'', and ''[[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_sY8vBytla-U/S94Ui-76mII/AAAAAAAAAA0/KP-j6V29z6M/s1600/Blogger+-+Don%27t+go+to+sleep.jpg Don't Go to Sleep!]]''...just for starters.
28th Aug '17 7:15:25 PM Clown-Face
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* ''Return to Ghost Camp'' has the Snatcher, a fox-like monster that murders one camper from Camp Full Moon each year, leaving their spirits unable to move on and forcing them to remain in the camp. To make matters worse, it can impersonate a human being almost flawlessly, so it's victim won't can't tell whether he/she is in danger until it's too late...

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* ''Return to Ghost Camp'' has the Snatcher, a fox-like monster that murders one camper from Camp Full Moon each year, leaving their spirits unable to move on and forcing them to remain in the camp. To make matters worse, it can shape-shift and impersonate a human being almost flawlessly, so it's victim won't can't be able to tell whether he/she is in danger until it's too late...late.
** One of the rivers is swarming with creatures that drag down anyone who attempts to cross it. [[NothingIsScarier It's never explained what these creatures are or what they're doing in the river]]. [[spoiler: Even the Snatcher isn't safe from them.]]
** The ending, [[spoiler: with Dustin trapped on the other side of the infested river, unable to cross over without being attacked by the river monsters.]]
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