* ActorAllusion:
** In the movie, the scene with the gnomes tying up Stine is reminiscent of the iconic scene from ''Literature/GulliversTravels'', which Jack Black starred in [[Film/GulliversTravels2010 an adaptation]] of in 2010.
** Also in the movie, Jack Black's character really likes [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDdhirAb0Wo bear traps.]]
* CashCowFranchise: The ''only'' children's book series that has sold more units than ''Harry Potter''.
* CastingGag: Many of the people playing the ghouls/zombies are simply revisiting their roles from ''Series/TheWalkingDead''.
* {{Defictionalization}}: They make real Slappy dummies, and there used to be actual Haunted Masks.
* DeletedScenes: A bunch for the 2015 film appear on the Blu-Ray:
** An alternate opening showing Stine moving from his previous home in the middle of the night. The scene was actually used as the prologue of the prequel video game.
** Zack's first day of school, where he gets on a football player's bad side (the same player [[spoiler:is the boyfriend of Champ's love interest and bails on her when encountering the werewolf]]) and meets Champ.
** A brief confrontation between Zack and his mother after the police visit at Stine's home over moving to Madison.
** Stine's visit to the police station, where he finds out Zack prank called him.
** Aunt Lorraine finding out Zack has gone from his room before finding Fifi on the doorstep.
** A brief exchange in the Wagoneer between Zack and Hannah about attending the dance, before OverprotectiveDad Stine shoots it down (the scene also includes several ad-libbed versions of Stine's response).
** [[spoiler: After the JerkJock football player bails on his girlfriend, he receives a bout of LaserGuidedKarma in the form of the Abonimable Snowman of Pasadena.]]
** [[spoiler:An alternate ending. Instead of Hannah being rewritten into reality, a ReplacementGoldfish named Anna asks Zack where her classroom is. After finding out she's not a monster, he goes to help her. The rest of the ending plays out as normal, only except when Stine passes the typewriter, the title typed is Slappy's Revenge. Slappy appears behind Stine as Stine screams into the camera.]]
* DevelopmentHell: The Goosebumps movie was hinted at waaay back in the year 1997 when the series was at the height of its popularity but apparently had trouble getting financial backing at the time (Fox was going through a turbulent time at the turn of the century). The movie wound up shelved when the TV series was cancelled and the waning of interest in the series. It wouldn't be until 17 years later that they finally got it off the ground.
* DuelingShows: With ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''. Incidentally, both were filmed in Canada, although in different areas. While both are remembered for being good scary shows for children of the 1990s, ''Are You Afraid of the Dark?'' had better writing and acting than the TV adaptation of ''Goosebumps''.
* InkSuitActor: Slappy in the movie is designed to bear a closer resemblance to his voice actor Creator/JackBlack. This also plays into the fact that Slappy is portrayed as a ShadowArchetype for R.L. Stine (also played by Black).
* NamesTheSame: Hannah, the movie's Deuteragonist, has the name of the protagonist from ''The Ghost Next Door''. [[spoiler:Keep in mind Stine doesn't have a daughter in real life; the movie is about characters from the books; and the book's version of Hannah turns out to be the titular ghost]].
* PlayingAgainstType: Jack Black as the paranoid Stine who doesn't trust anybody.
* RecursiveAdaptation: Several television episodes received novelizations.
* RecycledScript:
** ''Full Moon Fever'' borrows most of its plot from ''Chicken Chicken'' -- the protagonists, one boy and one girl, tick off an old lady and subsequently find themselves [[BalefulPolymorph transformed into animals.]]
** Taken to ridiculous lengths with the number of summer camp stories:
*** ''Welcome to Camp Nightmare'' (Original Series #9): A boy goes to a summer camp said to be haunted by a monster in the woods and his bunkmates keep getting injured and disappearing ([[spoiler:Turns out the place is a SecretTestOfCharacter for the protagonist and that he and his family are human-looking aliens ready to go on a vacation to Earth]]).
*** ''The Horror at Camp Jellyjam'' (Original Series #33): A brother and sister on a road trip crash their trailer into a sports camp where everyone is obsessed with competing and winning in sports [[spoiler: so they can be slaves to a giant purple blob whose cronies are the BrainwashedAndCrazy StepfordSmiler counselors.]]
*** ''Ghost Camp'' (Original Series #45): Two brothers go to a summer camp where [[CaptainObvious everyone is a ghost]] and the only way they can escape is to possess the body of a living being.
*** ''The Curse of Camp Cold Lake'' (Original Series #56): A girl at a water sports camp finds herself haunted by a murderous {{Yandere}} ghost girl who can't go to the afterlife unless she has a buddy.
*** ''Fright Camp'' ([[{{Trope 2000}} Series 2000]] #8): A group of horror movie fans win a trip to a camp that is said to be home to a horror movie director's creations.
*** ''Return to Ghost Camp'' (Series 2000 #19): A boy switches places with another camper on his way to the ghost camp from the original series and enjoys living his life -- until [[spoiler:it's revealed that the boy the protagonist switched places with is prepped to be sacrificed to a monster in the woods]].
*** ''Escape From Camp Run-For-Your-Life'' (''Literature/GiveYourselfGoosebumps'' #19): You (the reader) find yourself in a camp filled with zombie children.
*** ''Welcome to Camp Slither'' ([=HorrorLand=] #9): A brother and sister find themselves in a camp infested with snakes.
** ''Let's Get Invisible!'', ''Mirror Mirror On The Wall'', and ''The Ghost In The Mirror'' all involve beings that try to switch places with people by using mirrors. ''Mirror Mirror On The Wall'' is basically just ''Let's Get Invisible!'' without the invisibility angle added in.
** ''Horrors Of The Black Ring'' is more or less ''The Haunted Mask'' without the symbol of love angle, since both are about cursed objects that cause the wearer to gradually turn twisted and evil.
** ''Goosebumps Wanted: The Haunted Mask'' reuses The Haunted Mask's plot though with a few different details here and there.
* TalkingToHimself: In the movie, Jack Black voices Slappy as well. Played with in one scene that features a JuxtaposedHalvesShot of them.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** ''Goosebumps Gold'' was a series planned after ''2000'', with three titles, ''The Haunted Mask Lives!'', ''Happy Holidays From Dead House'', and ''Slappy New Year'', established. Cover artwork for the first two can be found on Tim Jacobus's website, and certain websites stock some of the books for sale. The plot for ''The Haunted Mask Lives!'' would've been about Carly Beth being targeted by the novelty shop owner who initially made the masks. ''Slappy New Year'' was included in the ''Horrorland'' series.
** ''Goosebumps 2000'' was supposed to have a book called "The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader," but the series ended before it could be published. "The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader" was also supposed to be part of the aborted ''Goosebumps Gold'' series, but eventually found its way to the ''Goosebumps Horrorland'' series under the name "Night of the Giant Everything."

!! These books [[ImageSource provide the page image]] for:

* AmusementParkOfDoom
* EvilMask
* NeverSleepAgain

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