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Characters introduced in the Tales to Give Yourself Goosebumps series:

    Tales to Give You Goosebumps 

Danger Inc. Kids

Appear in: The House of No Return (story #1 of 10)
Nathan, Lori, and Robbie

Three kids named Robbie, Lori, and Nathan, who claim to be the boldest kids in the neighborhood and are looking for a fourth member.

  • Asshole Victim: The episode ends with them being trapped in the House of No Return with the ghostly couple... FOREVER.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: They force Chris to spend an hour in the house as an initiation into their club. When the hour's up and they go inside to get him, they encounter two ghosts who inform them that they let Chris escape because he promised that if they did, three other kids would take his place.
  • Power Trio: One that is desperately trying to become a Four-Man Band.

Jordan and Ashley

Appear in: Good Friends (story #5 of 10)

Dylan's best friend and little sister, respectively. Jordan alternates from being defensive of Dylan to Dylan's cruel older brother Richard to mocking Ashley's imaginary friend, Jaclyn.

  • Big Brother Bully: Jordan to Ashley.
  • Imaginary Friend: Ashley's is named Jaclyn. And Jordan and Ashley are imaginary themselves.
  • Tagalong Kid: Ashley to Jordan and Dylan. They even call her "The Pest."
  • With Friends Like These...: Averted. Jordan is totally faithful to Dylan and openly loathes his asshole brother.
  • You Are What You Hate: Dylan's mocking of Ashley having an imaginary friend is most likely internalized self-loathing from Richard calling Dylan an embarrassment for having imaginary friends.

Seth Gold

Appears in: Click (story #8 of 10)

A lazy boy who loves watching television, in the short story Click he acquires a remote control capable of manipulating reality.

  • Achievements in Ignorance: In the short story, the universal remote had no power until Seth accidentally threw it and crossed some wires in an attempt to fix it. This somehow allowed the remote to control the real world.
  • And I Must Scream: After accidentally hitting the power button on the remote, Seth "turns off" the world and is sent to a dark, empty void. And even worse, the batteries in the remote are now dead.
  • Asshole Victim: His selfishness and laziness makes it impossible to feel bad for him when he dooms himself to an eternity trapped in the void.
  • Big Eater: He uses the universal remote to rewind dessert so he can have as much pudding as he wants.
  • Control Freak: Seth himself says the reason he loves TV so much is due to the total control he has thanks to his remote.
  • Didn't Think This Through: He didn't consider what might happen if he couldn't switch off the remote's effects, or what others might do if they saw him using the remote on people. He also didn't check to make sure the batteries had enough power.
  • Fat Bastard: In the TV show adaption he's a rather chubby kid.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Abuses the power at his hands for petty gain, is sentenced to eternity in an empty void.
  • Lazy Bum: His hobby is sitting on his ass flipping through TV shows.
  • Too Dumb to Live: After repeated warnings to stop abusing the remote, he can't find it in him to stop.
  • With Friends Like These...: In the TV show adaption, Seth's given a friend named Kevin who tries to act as a voice of reason and convince Seth to stop using the remote before he does something he'll regret. Seth turns the remote on him to shut him up.

Tamara Baker

Appears in: Broken Dolls (story #9 of 10)

A girl who likes to collect dolls, but unfortunately for her, her younger brother likes to break them. Regardless, Tamara discovers she has to save her brother from being turned into a doll thanks to a mysterious old woman.

  • Cool Big Sis: While Neal certainly doesn't think of her as this, and while they do argue a lot, Tamara proves that she cares about him a lot by putting herself into mortal danger in order to save him from spending the rest of his life as a doll.
  • Kid Hero: When she realizes something strange is happening to her brother, she puts two and two together and figures out the dollmaker is most likely responsible. She then takes it upon herself to save Neal from becoming a doll. By extension, she ends up saving hundreds of other victims and puts a permanent end to the dollmaker once and for all.
  • Police are Useless: She tries to avert this by going straight to the police after learning what the dollmaker is doing. Unfortunately she doesn't get far.
  • Sibling Rivalry: With Neal. When she's not trying to stop him from ruining her dolls, she has to keep him out of trouble period.

The Dollmaker

Appears in: Broken Dolls (story #9 of 10)

A creepy old woman who creates fantastic dolls by stealing souls, and targets Tamara and Neal Baker.

  • Evil Old Folks: She acts very doting to Neal when she meets him, but that's a ruse to use her "dolly jelly" on him.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Talks very sweet and gives kids sweets, but she quickly drops the nice routine when Tamara threatens to go to the police.
  • Karmic Death: Turned thousands of peoples into dolls, ends up as one herself and is promptly destroyed by her last would-be victim.
  • Living Doll Collector: Her dolls are all alive with the souls of the people they are modeled after, and they beg for help.
  • Mad Artist: Her dedication to her craft extends to stealing the lives of helpless victims to make her dolls perfect.
  • No Name Given: Is only really referred to as an old woman.
  • Older Than They Look: She already looks old, but her comments have implied she is far older.
  • Outgambitted: Someone sends Tamara a doll that looks exactly like the old woman. Said someone didn't think Tamara would get her brother to break it.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Makes idle comments about how often young people go missing with plans to make Tamara one of them.


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Appears in: The Werewolf's First Night (story #1 out of #10)

A boy who's concerned after hearing that there are werewolves at the summer camp he's going to.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He is a werewolf and plans to feed on the other campers.
  • Parental Neglect: His parents leave him at a "summer camp" that has no counselors, it's just a place for kids to hang out whilst their parents are at a nearby vacation resort. Since he's one of the youngest campers, he's basically just left at the mercy of the older kids.
  • Tomato Surprise: The story ends with the revelation that he is the only werewolf around.


Appears in: The Cat's Tale (story #7 out of #10)

A girl who adopts a mysterious cat she finds after moving to a new house.

  • City Mouse: She is disappointed at having to move from New York City to a small town in the countryside.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: Her reaction when she realizes she ate a mouse whilst possessed by Misty.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: She wants to take in Misty, a stray cat she found. It doesn't end well for her.
  • New House, New Problems: She meets Misty right after moving in.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: She falls victim to Misty the cat, which is trying to possess her body.

Tara Bennett

Appears in: Shell Shocker (story #8 out of #10)

A girl who really likes collecting shells for some reason

  • Big Sister Bully: While she's nowhere near as bad as the character with the same name in Cuckoo Clock Of Doom she's still kind of a bitch to her little brother Tommy (including taking a shell even though he found it first).
  • Bolivian Army Ending: She finds a giant shell with a Giant Enemy Crab living in it. The story ends with it grabbing her, although it doesn't explicitily say it eats her.
  • Death by Materialism: She finds a beautiful shell which has a voice of someone claming to be trapped inside, she follows it but it leads to the creature's Giant Enemy Crab mother
  • Icy Blue Eyes: She's described as having them as well as blond hair.

    Even More Tales to Give You Goosebumps 


Appears in: The Thumbprint of Doom (story #10 of 10)

A superstitious girl from. She tries to warn the kids in her new neighborhood whenever they're about to do something she sees as unlucky, and they quickly grow annoyed with her.

  • Ambiguously Brown: She's described as having olive colored skin.
  • Evil All Along: The kids try to scare Carla by paying a fortune teller at the local carnival to give her the "Thumbprint of Doom." However, Carla reveals she knew it was a joke, because only she has that power, revealing the reason why she is so superstitious is because she's a witch. She then gives the other kids the actual Thumbprint of Doom, marking them for death. Except she doesn't actually have powers. Carla just pulled a joke on them as payback because the fortune teller they paid to trick her, Madame Wanda, is her mother.
  • Not So Harmless: Carla's one of a few characters who manages to circumvent the usual "nasty prank done by friends" plot used so often in these books. Trisha and the others pay Madame Wanda, a fortune teller working at a nearby carnival, to pretend to give Carla the Thumbprint of Doom she fears. What they didn't count on was that Madame Wanda is Carla's mom, and told her what happened. So Carla staged a little prank of her own.
  • 13 Is Unlucky: She stopped a girl from a hitting a home run because it was thirteen minutes after one in the afternoon, which made the time 13:13.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She legitimately thinks she's helping people by warning them against doing something unlucky, and doesn't see it as annoying.
  • Why Did It Have To Be The Thumbprint Of Doom?: The one thing she fears above all her other superstitions is the Thumbprint of Doom. If someone marks it on someone's forehead, something horrible will happen to them in 24 hours.
  • With Friends Like These...: Subverted. Trisha and her friends are genuinely annoyed at how Carla's beliefs can be aggravating, but they do seem to actually like her. The prank they set up isn't to get rid of her, but to make her see her superstitious behavior is foolish. Of course, Trisha and the others prove they're also susceptible to acting foolish.

    Still More Tales to Give You Goosebumps 

Aunt Dahlia

Appears in: An Old Story (story #4 of 10)

An old woman that makes a business of aging children into elderly people using special prune-based recipes, then sells them into marriage with her equally old friends. She gets away with this by passing herself off as a distant relative to different families, helped by oblivious parents not asking questions.

  • Adult Fear: She invades homes by pretending to be related to the family living there, and when she is left in charge of the kids, she mutates them and sells them into slavery. By the time the parents realize Dahlia was never related to them, it's too late.
  • Evil Aunt: One who isn't even an actual relative to the kids she torments.
  • Karmic Death: One of the most loathsome villains in the series canon, so it's pretty fitting that her demise is one of the most graphic. She gets an overdose of her own juice, which ages her to a shriveled corpse before she explodes. You actually get to mete this out yourself in the Wayforward game.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While appearing as another strange and goofy villain on the surface, the woman kidnaps and artificially ages children whom she then sells to elderly people who know their supposed husbands and wives are really kids.
  • Lethal Chef: Her food will turn you into an old person and can only be counteracted with baby food.
  • Not Quite Dead: The ending of the short story implies that, somehow, Dahlia survived being aged into dust and returned under a different name to bewitch another family. And she actually does return in the most recent video game.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Her whole shtick.
  • Rape by Proxy: The implications of her actions are that she is taking children, forcing them to ingest food that rapidly ages their bodies until they are old and feeble, and then sells them to her friends as a form of "marriage," which basically leaves said children too weak and feeble to understand what is going on or fight back as they are taken from their families and forced to live with depraved elderly men and women.
  • Rapid Aging: Her cooking taken in liberal dosages will age a person over a couple of days, but being completely drenched in her prune juice turned her into dust in a few seconds.
  • Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: It's especially evil in her case because she's selling children into sexual slavery.

Cuddle Bears

Appears in: Please Don't Feed The Bears (story #7 of 10)

Mascots of the Cuddle Bear Land amusement park in where all the employees dress up like Cuddle Bears. However, it turns out they aren't wearing costumes...

  • Assimilation Plot: They turn people into Cuddle Bears by getting them to eat Honey Crackers, but the change is only permanent if someone eats an entire bag of them.
  • Bears Are Bad News: They actually look more like stuffed animals than real bears, but they still count.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To the Horrorland Horrors. Whereas the Horrors operate an amusement park built around scaring people with the intent to kill their guests, the Cuddle Bears run a cutesy themed park with the intent of getting people to join their ranks.
  • Not a Mask: None of the employees are wearing costumes because they are Cuddle Bears.
  • Sugary Malice: An adorable theme park that's really a front for mutant bears trying to convert human beings to join their race.

Dorrie Morrow

Appears in: Bats About Bats (story #9 of 10)

A sweet girl who is very interested in bats. She plans to be a bat scientist like her parents when she grows up. Literally.

  • Anti-Villain: The only villainous thing she does is scare Liz and Suzanne by revealing her bat form, and even then the only thing that's implied about her actions is that she wants to scare them as payback for scaring her. That said, she's one of the least malicious monsters in the series.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She pays back her friends a scare for a scare.
  • Collector of the Strange: As the title indicates, she's bats about bats. She even has a stuffed teddy bat she sleeps with.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Depending on how you see cute, but she can turn into a human sized bat, just like her family.
  • Fluffy Tamer: She's able to calm down frantic bats and doesn't see it as anything strange.
  • Nice Girl: She doesn't hold it against Liz and Suzanne that they think bats are creepy, but she also doesn't understand how anyone could not like bats. Though she does get mad at them when they hurt a bat that flew into her room. Even when her true form is revealed, she doesn't even try to hurt or kill her friends. All she does is scare them.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: There's no indicator that Dorrie was ever going to do anything to her friends beyond freaking them out.
  • With Friends Like These...: She's incredibly hurt when Liz and Suzanne have Liz's brother scare her for the sake of proving that bats are creepy. Unusually for this series, the two regret what they've done when they realize Dorrie was really hurt, but it doesn't last long.

    More & More Tales to Give You Goosebumps 


Appears in: There's Something Strange About Marci (story #4 of 10)

A mysterious girl who appears to be stalking the protagonist. The more that's revealed about her, the more sinister she becomes.

  • Conveniently an Orphan: The protagonist learns Marci has no family and lives in a tent. Subverted in that Marci is an adult woman and not a kid, so she most likely does have parents.
  • Good All Along: Marci is actually a scientist doing research on the protagonist and his friends, who are all orangutans.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Is following the main character and their friends for seemingly unsavory reasons.
  • Torture Technician: Owns a collection of strange instruments that terrifies the protagonist. They're actually recording equipment for her studying.
  • Walking Spoiler: "That's when I realized Marci wasn't an orangutan."

Bonnie-Sue Bowers

Appears in: Mirror Mirror on the Wall (story #9 of 10).

A vain girl whose reflection begins tormenting her because of the excessive amount of time she spends in front of the mirror.

Chop Suey

Appears in: What's Cooking? (story #10 of 10).

She was a cafeteria worker whose disgusting dishes caused a revolt from the students she served them to, and was fired after she attacked some kids with a meat cleaver. If her name's said three times while standing on your tip toes, it summons her back as a vengeful ghost.

  • Ax-Crazy: Or rather, Cleaver Crazy.
  • Berserk Button: Calling her "Chop Suey" or not eating her food.
  • Companion Cube: Her beloved cleaver. It's rumored she died after accidentally falling onto it.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: She got her nickname because her "Chinese Surprise" was consider the worst.
  • Fat Bastard: She's considered a very large woman.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: After becoming a ghost, she hunts after those who summon her and/or don't eat her cooking with plans to chop them up and make lunch out of them. Although this is a subversion in the sense that it's never mentioned if she actually eats anyone, just that she's going to make lunch meat out of them.
  • Lethal Chef: As mentioned, her culinary talents leave much to be desired. The whole reason she got her nickname was because of how badly kids reacted to her "Chinese Surprise" lunch.
  • Punny Name: Sue Chopman's her actual name. When she's brought back, she calls herself "Aunt Sue."
  • Say My Name: Saying it three times summons her. And saying "Suey Chop" three times sends her away.
  • Stout Strength: Judging by her hefty size and how easily she's able to chop things up with her cleaver.

    More & More & More Tales to Give You Goosebumps 

Mrs. Boren

Appears in: Nutcracker Nightmare (story #2 of 10)

Sam's babysitter whom she loathes. She used to look after Sam when she was younger, and Sam claims she was never allowed to do anything fun, to the point that she calls her "Ol' Boring." She invites Sam's family to a showing of The Nutcracker, and decides to teach Sam a lesson about patience when Sam says she's about to be "Bored to death."

  • Babysitter from Hell: Subverted in that, while she was strict when she was Sam's babysitter, she doesn't reveal how bad she actually is until after she's formally stopped looking after Sam.
  • The Bore: To Sam, hence her nickname.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Okay so yes, Sam was being a bit of a brat, but in hindsight it's clear she didn't want to go with her parents to the ballet because she had an unpleasant history with this woman. And if she wanted to torment Sam into learning what boredom is, she didn't necessarily have to drag everybody else into it.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: "Ol' Boring."
  • Mind Rape: It's not clear if everyone in the audience was getting older or if this is just what Boren made only Sam see.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: The story ends as Boren reminds Sam, who has aged several years by this point, that there's still a second act in the ballet to get through. One can only imagine just how badly things get from that point.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: In her effort to terrorize Sam into learning patience, the spell she cast may not live others aware of what's happening but it still effects them. Sam can see that her mother is aging and so is pretty much everyone else in the audience. She also frequently tells Sam, as sweetly as she can, that if she wants the ballet to be over, she'll simply have to be patient.
  • Time Master: She has the power to manipulate the passage of time. In order to show Sam what real boredom is, she casts a spell that makes the ballet drag on for so long that, by the end of the first act, Sam has grown out of the dress that was originally too big for her. She also makes it impossible for Sam to leave the theater, and Sam is the only one besides Boren who is aware of what's going on.

Susie Snowflake

Appears in: A Holly Jolly Holiday (story #4 of 10)

The disgustingly sweet heroine of the Christmas movie A Holly Jolly Holiday. If anyone watches a cursed video tape containing said movie, they slowly transform into duplicates of her, regardless of gender or species.

  • Assimilation Plot: Prolonged viewing of the video tape gradually makes the viewer turn into Susie Snowflake. They become obsessed with baking, their hair turns red and curly, and their disposition becomes disgustingly sweet.
  • Bright Is Not Good: She's all Christmas colors and Christmas cheer, but she's pure evil.
  • Catchphrase: "Pretty please with Christmas trees!"
  • Happy Fun Ball: She seems cute and happy, but she's basically a mind raping virus that overwrites and possesses viewers into becoming carbon copies of herself.
  • Kill It with Fire: The only way to stop the possession is to destroy the video tape, which Beth accomplishes by throwing it in the fire.
  • Mind Rape: It's shown that victims gradually have their identities and emotions overwritten by the video tape, so that by the time they can finally act, it's too late. Although Beth is briefly able to snap out of it by seeing her favorite wrestler on TV.
  • Plucky Girl: In her movie, she goes around spreading Christmas cheer everywhere she goes.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: In a video tape.
  • Sugary Malice: The video tape brainwashes people into becoming baking obsessed, redheaded airheads who'll do nothing but watch A Holly Jolly Holiday over and over again.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Invoked in-universe. She's enough to rot all your teeth in one setting.

Bobby Judd

Appears in: The Double-Dip Horror (story #8 of 10)

An annoying little boy twin sisters Rachel and Wynona meet while working as ski instructors. He keeps pestering the girls into racing him one-on-one on the black diamond course, the Double Dip. A race he'll make sure one won't survive.

  • The Bad Guy Wins: The ending implies that he will succeed in killing Rachel.
  • Dead All Along: When Wynona tells the ski instructor that she is looking for Bobby Judd, said instructor tells her Bobby Judd has been dead for years.
  • Divide and Conquer: He's able to get the girls to separate by making it look like he's disappeared.
  • Evil Twin: To his still living brother, although said brother is never seen.
  • Ghostly Goals: He haunts the ski lodge looking for identical twins to kill.
  • Serial Killer: He only goes after identical twins.
  • Undead Child: Bobby was the son of a ski instructor who died when he tried skiing on the Double Dip, the black diamond course. He now haunts the Ice Cream Cone Ski Lodge, looking for unsuspecting victims to challenge to races so he can kill them.


Characters introduced in other short story collections:

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Granny Deaver

Appears in: Ghost Granny (book 1, story #1)

A nasty old woman who sponged off a family she wasn't actually related to for three years. When she died, everyone had a hard time concealing their relief that she was gone. That relief was short lived when she returned as an evil spirit, intending to haunt her so-called family.

  • Evil Old Folks: And she only became worse when she became a ghost.
  • Jabba Table Manners: She eats like a pig even as she complains about how bad the food is. Kelly and her brother once found Granny Deaver's teeth in the milk carton after she was done drinking it, and this grossed them out so much they stopped eating cereal completely.
  • The Millstone: To Kelly and her family, in life and especially in death. She makes their lives miserable by being rude, loud, and unpleasant, and they just can't get rid of her. Upon her return as a ghost, she ruins Kelly's birthday and scares away her friends, and spends the nights howling and wailing. It reached a point where a neighbor finally called the police thinking Kelly's family had a dog, but she scared them away.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: She's always pinching Kelly and her brother when she's not barging into their rooms and leaving her stuff in their closets.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: She's domineering and has no sense of consideration or self-awareness towards how she behaves around others.
  • Sickly Green Glow: As a ghost.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: She becomes animalistic when she gets truly angry, growing claws and fangs. It's all for show. She can't actually hurt anyone and when Kelly realizes this, her mocking of Granny Deaver is enough to make her self destruct.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Kelly's parents let her stay with them because she has nowhere else to go, and they feel sorry for her. This only gets worse when she becomes a ghost.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Before she died, she was just rude. As a ghost, she terrorizes the family and anyone who enters the house. She claims that dying has brought her "evil side" out.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: She complains about everything, alive or dead. She'll call the food Kelly's parents have made garbage but she'll eat it all and then steal from their plates.

Corey Calder

Appears in: The Revenge (book 2, story #2)

A cruel bully that the protagonist wants revenge on.

  • The Bully: One of the crueler examples in the series, and one of the few to be the full on antagonist of the story rather than just a side character.
  • Catchphrase Insult: He constantly refers to Issac as "isick" and Amelia as "A-squeal-ia".
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: He certainly comes across as more despicable than most of the actual monsters. Especially when he tries to keep Amelia in her astral form so she can't ever return to her body.
  • Kick the Dog: He throws a tennis ball into traffic so that Amelia's dog Fluffy will run after it. This is what causes Amelia to seek revenge.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Fluffy (in astral form) attacks him long enough for Amelia to get back into her body, and in the end Astral Fluffy keeps him in line.

    Goosebumps: The Haunted Library 

Carl, Krista, and Robbie

Appear in: The Halloween Game

A trio of kids who decide to participate in a classmate's game, which proves hazardous when the three must make their way through an increasingly bizarre and dangerous Halloween night.

  • And I Must Scream: The story ends with Robbie being aware that the game has paused, from his point of view. He has no idea what's going on, he can't move or speak, and he's surrounded by horrible ghouls who are similarly frozen in place.
  • Determinator: Robbie keeps insisting on going forward with the game even though he knows something is terribly wrong after Carl and Krista are taken away. This is because he's a character in a video game being controlled by someone else.
  • Dragons Prefer Princesses: Krista dresses up as a princess for Halloween, and gets carried away by a dragon.
  • Dwindling Party: Robbie is the only member left of the trio by the time he makes it to Miles' aunt's house.
  • Kid Hero: Robbie. He tries to take on the dragon that has Krista with a sword, but unfortunately he can't save her.
  • Never Found the Body: Carl and Krista are attacked by a panther and dragon respectively, but we're never shown the bodies or what happened to them afterwards.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: They're actually characters in a prototype video game.


Characters introduced in Goosebumps: Series 2000:

    #1: Cry of the Cat 


The villain of Cry of The Cat, the first in the 2000 series (and the only one adapted for TV besides Mary-Ellen) Rip is a cat with literally nine lives. Problem is, he can remember whenever he dies, and now he wants to share his agony with anyone who crosses him.

  • Animal Testing: He's the only survivor of an unholy experiment to give felines regenerative abilities.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Said experiments killed his fellow strays, and left him an unstable undead monstrosity. And now he wants the head scientist, (along with her young daughter and that girl's best friend), to suffer as he did.
  • Body Horror: His horrific origin and abilities, obviously, but then there's what slowly happens to those he scratches.
  • Cats Are Mean: Stine's not fond of them, and with Rip, he could not make that any more obvious.
  • Cats Have Nine Lives: And thankfully not more. Using up is ninth life is what finally finishes him off.
  • Freudian Excuse: It makes his vicious, vengeful nature initially understandable, but Rip ultimately overshadows this with the horrible lengths he's going to for revenge.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Similar to how Dr. Brewer wanted to clone a humanoid plant, or the Shopkeeper wanted to create a symbiotic living face, Crystal's scientist mother wanted an unkillable cat. Probably sounded a lot cooler on paper.
  • The Virus: Each scratch of his transfers his DNA into the victim, slowly turning them into human-cat hybrids. And worse, his death doesn't cure this.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Hates humans indiscriminately, children included, and will take apparent pleasure in tormenting them if they get in his way.

    #3: Creature Teacher 

Paul Perez

The protagonist of Creature Teacher, a joker who is transferred to Caring Academy.

  • Alliterative Name: Paul Perez.
  • Class Clown: What got him kicked out of his old school. He tries to be this at Caring Academy, but the students aren't as amused by his antics as the ones at his old school - and for good reason.
  • Only Friend: Marv considers him this, saying he was the only one who sat with him at lunch and was nice to him, which is why he helps Paul defeat his mother, Mrs. Maaargh.
  • Sad Clown: He adopted a prankster personality to cover up his fears. He also mentions that he jokes around whenever he's nervous.
  • Stepford Smiler: Again, he became an upbeat prankster to hide his fears and nervousness.
  • Super Gullible: He used to be this when he was younger, believing in monsters. He eventually grew out of it.

Mrs. Maaargh

The titular Creature Teacher, an unimaginably disgusting creature working as a teacher at the Caring Academy, a Boarding School of Horrors. In order to make her students do the best they can, she implements a "Food Chain" performance chart in her class where she will eat the student who is at the bottom at the end of the semester.

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the mobile gameGoosebumps Horror Town, she's still a monster but is more neighborly and is more interested in scaring genuinely bad kids rather than eating any kid at the bottom of the food chain.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: When she's with the parents of her students she pours on the charm.
  • Child Eater: In both of her appearances.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She has a son, Marv, in the original Creature Teacher book.
  • Evil Teacher: An actual monster one.
  • Humanoid Abomination: She can make herself look like a normal human when she wants to fool parents, but drops the facade when around her students.
  • Sadist Teacher: One who invokes the fear of being killed to implant distrust in her class. She also really loves seeing the fear in those who fail.
  • The Social Darwinist: She invokes a "Survival of the Fittest" policy in her classroom, forcing the students to constantly outdo each other to avoid getting eaten.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Goosebumps Horror Town reveals that her first name is Agatha.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: In the first Creature Teacher book it's her own laughter, which will put her into hibernation for six months (if not longer), which Paul triggers by tickling her disgusting toes. In the Final Exam sequel it's hot sauce due to her sensitive tongue.

    # 4 & 5: Invasion of the Body Squeezers: Parts 1 and 2 

Body Squeezers
Green Version
Blue Version

Alien invaders who can take over human beings by hugging and then crawling into their bodies. They're the villain of the two-part Invasion of the Body Squeezers books, and also feature in a sequel published under the GYG banner. They come in two varieties, green and blue.

  • Aliens Are Bastards: They're invading aliens who possess people by hugging them.
  • Assimilation Plot: They attempt this by "hugging" humans, then they somehow manage to crawl inside their bodies and take over.
  • Kill It with Water: Jack thinks this is their weakness when two of his possessed friends refused to go in a pool. Unfortunately, when Jack attacks them with water, it turns out they aren't bothered by water at all. At the time, they just didn't feel like swimming.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: Defeating their leader kills the green Body Squeezers.
  • My Brain Is Big: Their leader is a giant brain.
  • Verbal Tic: The humans they control speak with a *tt* at regular intervals.

    #6: I Am Your Evil Twin 

Monty Adams and his clones

The protagonist and the clones that he discovers, who were created by his Uncle Leo.

  • Bonding Over Missing Parents: One reason he and Nan get along is that they can both releate to having a dead parent, as Nan's mother/ aunt died when she younger, as did Monty's dad.
  • Distinguishing Mark: The clones have a blue dot on them to tell them apart from the original. They put one on the real Monty so that this won't bail him out.
  • Embarrassing First Name: His real name is Montgomery, which he hates.
  • Evil Doppelgänger: The clones, naturally.
  • Feel No Pain: The clones, and is part of the reason they feel they are superior.
  • Gaslighting: The clones go to his school to mess things up and make it look like he did it, thus making him wonder if he's going crazy.
  • Impersonating the Evil Twin: Monty pretends to be one of the clones when he gets captured along with them to fool them into helping him escape.
  • Plot Allergy: Monty is allergic to peanuts and Nam and Leo plan to use this to figure out which one is the real Monty, as the clones seemingly lack the allergy.
  • Separated at Birth: Monty finds out that his cousin Nan is his twin sister and she had to be given up because his Mom was unable to financially support both of them
  • Something Only They Would Say: One of the clones convinces Nan he is the real one by reminding her of a story she had shared to him the night before.
  • Spot the Imposter: This happens twice. And both times they pick the wrong one.

    #7: Revenge R Us 

Wade Brill

"I think about revenge a lot. You would too – if you had my brother."

A young girl with a sadistic monster for an older brother, Wade seeks the services of a company called Revenge R Us to get some payback.

  • Baleful Polymorph: She gets turned into a frog.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: She says out loud at one point that she wishes Micah would disappear and never come back, but when that exact thing actually happens, she's horrified.
  • Body Horror: Her first attempts at revenge somehow backfire onto her, with Wade first getting a rash so bad she makes herself bleed to her hair growing out of control. This is because Micah paid Iris to ensure the spells wouldn't work.
  • Butt-Monkey: Micah makes her life a living hell by doing things like wearing her underwear on his head while her friends are over and reading her diary over the intercom of a public pool.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': She gets turned into a frog after finally getting revenge on her brother and trying to get revenge on Iris for scamming her.
  • Diary: She keeps one that Micah reads over the loudspeaker at the local swimming pool.
  • Distaff Counterpart: She's essentially a female version of Michael Webster.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She wants Micah to suffer but doesn't want him dead.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Wade?
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Wade feels guilty when she has Iris make Micah disappear and tries to bring him back. It turns out he was just hiding to screw with her some more.
  • Revenge Before Reason: She keeps returning to Iris for revenge on Micah despite her prior attempts all backfiring on her.
  • The Un-Favourite: Why else would her brother, who is five years older than her and almost an adult, be allowed to do the horrible things he does?
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Seriously, Wade???
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Even when she finally gets her revenge on Micah, Iris reveals that any wishes she makes after the third one will also happen to her and turns her into a frog along with her brother.

Micah Brill

Wade Brill's sadistic older brother and just about everything that is wrong with her life. His abuse is so bad it drives Wade to seek the services of a company called Revenge R Us.

  • Baleful Polymorph: He gets turned into a slug and then a frog, the latter along with his sister.
  • Big Brother Bully: And how. He does whatever he can to embarrass Wade and make life difficult for her. He's also 5 years older than her and almost an adult himself, making his actions even more disgusting.
  • Blackmail: He takes an embarrassing picture of Wade in her sleep and threatens to mail it to her crush unless she does all the chores before their parents come home.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Turn Tara Webster into a male and make her ten years older. You've created Micah!
  • For the Evulz: Micah is never given a reason why he loves tormenting Wade other than because he can. In fact, when he found out Wade was going to Iris to get revenge, he paid Iris $300 to not only make sure Wade's attempts failed, but that they would also backfire on her. Why? Because he felt like it.
  • Hate Sink: What makes Micah especially infuriating is that, when Wade finally does get revenge on him it still backfires on her, almost as if the book is saying she deserves this for wanting to fight back against his abuse. Which in turn means Micah's horrible behavior is being validated.
  • Jerkass: The first thing he does in the book is embarrass Wade in front of her friends and crush by wearing her underwear on his head, and he only gets worse from there.
  • Kick the Dog: He takes great joy into bullying Wade and makes sure she's as miserable as possible. The fact that he's almost an adult makes his behavior all the more disgusting.
  • Lack of Empathy: He casually shrugs off the things he does to Wade like they're no big deal, like splashing her with mud from a puddle and running over her bike and completely crushing it.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: While the book does end with Micah being turned into a frog, Wade herself is also turned into one so the karma aspect is subverted.
  • Must Have Caffeine: Claims to drink three cups of coffee a day, though this is a lie he told to impress his girlfriend.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: He takes his hair very seriously, which is why Wade's second revenge is for it to fall out.
  • Sadist: He takes great pleasure in Wade's suffering. In fact, when it's revealed he was the reason all her revenge wishes backfired on her, he's downright ecstatic about how much she suffered because of him and even declares that it's the greatest day of his life.
  • The Sociopath: He's way too fixated on how much he can make his sister suffer, doing things like rummaging through her personal belongings, taking pictures of her in her sleep, and even paying Iris $300 just so she'll torture Wade some more - and actually being happy when he learns about all the horrific things she had to endure because of him.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Oddly enough for this series he doesn't turn out to be an actual monster even though he is legitimately a terrible person.
  • Villainous Crossdresser: Disguises himself as Iris' imaginary sister just to further screw with Wade.

    #8: Fright Camp 

R.B. Farraday

A famous director of campy horror movies and the founder of Fright Camp, a fantasy summer camp for horror movie lovers. However, the campers soon realize that Farraday is slightly unhinged as more and more kids are subjected to horrific accidents that may or may not have been planned in advance...

  • Mad Artist: He seems way too into the idea of creating horror movies.
  • Manipulative Bastard: It turns out that Farraday was secretly filming everything that went on in the camp for a documentary, and did so without any consent from any of the campers except for the actors he planted in. Farraday basically exploited the adoration of his fans and nearly traumatized all of them permanently for shooting a movie. When the kids find out they've been played, they get pissed.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Has an obsession with measuring and seeing the fear in the campers' eyes.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Farraday appears to be a parody of famous director William Castle.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He flees the camp halfway into the book, leaving a note saying he can't keep hurting the kids. It's just another ruse to screw with the kids.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Well, he's perfectly okay with scarring them for life emotionally and mentally.

    #9: Are You Terrified Yet? 

Craig Morgenstern

The constantly terrified protagonist of Are You Terrified Yet?, who is subjected to several dares and challenges by the kids at his new school who want to test if he's really brave after several events that gained him a reputation as the bravest kid in school.

  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He does manage to get a new reputation at his new school like he wished, except that this causes a series of horrific dares to prove his bravery that he has to carry through if he wants to keep said reputation.
  • Butt-Monkey: His easily scared persona made him an easy target for pranks and ridicule at his old school.
  • Cowardly Lion: He follows through with the dares and challenges he's faced with despite his fears.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: The kids at his old school called him "C-C-C-Craig" because of his stutter.
  • Mistaken for Badass: Right after he manages to save a baby in a fast-moving car, the kids at his new school hail him as a hero, and after things that weren't really his doing (climbing a tree to rescue a kid and the kid managing to get down on his own, apparently beating up Brad's brother even though he actually just bumped into him), this reputation just gets further instilled.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He becomes much more brave and confident after managing to get revenge on everyone who forced him to do the dares, though he's still afraid of the dark.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Really, anything scares him.

    #10: Headless Halloween 

Brandon Plush

The Villain Protagonist of Headless Halloween, Brandon loves scaring people, especially those weaker than him like his little sister or his nerdy cousin. One year, Brandon decided to get revenge on his science teacher by playing a few mean Halloween pranks on him, but ends up getting chased off a ravine and dying. He then has to perform three good deeds in order to come back to life.

  • Aesop Amnesia: His teacher and mother are frequently trying to show that his bullying behavior has consequences but he never listens. Not even dying is enough to set this kid straight.
  • Asshole Victim: It's impossible to feel sorry for this kid after he receives his comeuppance.
  • The Bully: A rare example in that he's a bully who's also the protagonist.
  • Disney Villain Death: A surprisingly gruesome example. He outright runs off a cliff and falls onto jagged rocks at the bottom of a ravine. And we actually see his corpse later on when his ghost returns to the scene.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: As much of a callous jerk he is, Brandon does despair over how his family will react to his untimely demise and regrets that he can't spend his last moments with them. It's probably his only redeeming quality.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He's a callous jerk, but when he briefly wonders if his actions got Cal killed, there's no mistaking the horror in his words.
  • Hate Sink: He has absolutely no redeeming qualities and ends up killed.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: By the end of the story, Brandon has risked his life several times to save the people he endangered in the first place and shows considerably more compassion for his friends and family than he ever did as a mortal. Unfortunately, Norband then reveals that he never had any intention of giving Brandon back his life and that he's trapped as a spirit forever. He then decides to go back to terrifying people with the other undead kids.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: He's tricked into eating a doughnut full of worms, and when he finds out, he's forced to eat the whole thing.
  • Jerkass: Takes delight in tormenting and scaring others.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He doesn't actually care about helping other people, but he'll do it if it means he can come back to life.
  • "Just Joking" Justification: He frequently says "Oops, just joking" when pulling pranks.
  • Killed Off for Real: He actually dies halfway through the book, and is tricked into believing he could come back to life. It turns out that, no, he's dead for real.
  • Lack of Empathy: He's incapable of feeling sorry for anyone unless he's forced to. It's telling how even his friend Cal, who's as much a bully as Brandon, and Brandon's wimpy cousin Vinnie have more integrity. Cal hesitates to abandon Brandon's sister and her friends on Halloween by pointing out they're only 7, isn't really comfortable leaving Vinnie in the haunted house, and doesn't want to leave Brandon at the mercy of Mr. Benson's dogs. Vinnie begs Brandon not to save him from the haunted house as he doesn't want Brandon to get captured too, even though Brandon was the reason he was trapped to begin with.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He falls to his death, is then tortured by Norband and the other dead children, forced to save three scared people thinking it will undo his death, and is then told this is a lie. At first, the ending seems to make him a Karma Houdini as he is more than happy to go back to scaring people, but he's still dead and there's no indicator he'll actually be allowed out of the Other Side.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: He loves seeing people scream, cry, and vomit from fear. Of course, when he's on the other side of this naturally he's all talk and no game.
  • The Sociopath: Brandon has no redeeming qualities and gets off solely on tormenting those around him. What's more, while his mother is clearly disturbed by his destructive tendencies, his dad actually thinks it's funny and encourages him. That said, he isn't nearly as awful as Micah Brill or Tara Webster.
  • Villain Protagonist: A clear example of a main character who deserves everything they suffer.
  • With Friends Like These...: When Brandon and Cal are attacked by Mr. Benson's dogs, Brandon cowardly leaves Cal at their mercy as Cal begs for help.

Mr. Benson

Brandon's science teacher, a mountain of a man who has no patience for Brandon's cruelty and frequently tries to stop his victimizing the younger students.

  • Adults Are Useless: Averted, with his one downfall being his inability to realize Brandon will never change. That said, he always steps in to punish Brandon for his cruel behavior.
  • Cool Teacher: Kids like him because his science classes are always fun.
  • Hero Antagonist: He antagonizes Brandon by lecturing him and making him do extra work as punishment for tormenting others, and since Brandon's a Villain Protagonist it puts Benson in this role.
  • Hunk: Brandon's narration describes him as a well-muscled hulk of a man fond of flannel shirts and jeans, giving an image of a rugged mountain man.
  • Papa Wolf: Do not try to play mean jokes on his students as he will definitely punish you for it.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Brandon's the only kid who hates Benson because he's this trope, since Benson shows no tolerance for bullying or cruelty.
  • Stern Teacher: To Brandon, whose punishments are no more than he deserves.


A mysterious boy who just happens to have the same unique monster mask Brandon Plush owns. Brandon encounters him in Headless Halloween after getting on the other side of Raven's Ravine. Norband leads Brandon to a Halloween party in a creepy neighborhood, and then shows him what it's really like to be scared.

  • Cool Mask: He wears the exact same of horrible monster mask Brandon has.
  • Enemy Without: He's some kind of weird doppelganger of Brandon, but claims he "dressed up" as Brandon for this year.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He only comes across as villainous in that he's giving Brandon a taste of his own medicine. It reads as Norband trying to get Brandon to understand how he makes his victims feel.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: His torment of Brandon comes across as justified because of how much Brandon has tormented others.
  • Losing Your Head: When he takes off his mask he reveals he has Brandon's face. But then he takes that off as well and reveals he has nothing above his neck.
  • Our Angels Are Different: He's implied to be some kind of angel or spirit. He doesn't have an actual name or face and his entire role was to show Brandon what it's like to be on the Other Side, as in the other side of being scared.
  • Significant Anagram: Norband is another way to spell Brandon.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: He tells Brandon he can come back to life if he can save three scared people. When Brandon manages to do just that, Norband tells him "Oops, just joking!" However, when Brandon shows he's learned absolutely nothing from this whole experience, it comes into question if he would've really deserved to come back anyway.

    #11: Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls 

The Graveyard Ghouls

Monstrous ghosts that are restless due to the graveyard being built on top a high hill. Most simply stay in the graveyard, except for Oswald and Martin Manse, notorious murders who take over the protagonist's body to cause mischief.

    #12: Brain Juice 

Nathan and Lindy Nichols

The protagonists of Brain Juice. Two stepsiblings who ask their scientist uncle for something to improve their intelligence, leading to him giving them normal grape juice but calling it "Brain Juice" to boost their confidence, only for the drink to get replaced by Brain Energizer Potion by two aliens.

  • Alliterative Name: Nathan Nichols.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: They become as smart as they wished, leading to alienating their classmates and even risking getting expelled from school with how much they flaunt their intelligence.
  • Big Brother Instinct: They agree to go with the aliens instead when they try to kidnap Lindy's little sister Brenda.
  • Book Dumb: They do very poorly in school, no matter how much they study.
  • Brainy Brunette: Nathan has black hair and becomes this after drinking the Brain Juice.
  • The Ditz: Why they asked their uncle for help to make them smarter. They were doing very poorly in school and basic tasks like assembling their five-year-old sister's dollhouse.
  • Dumb, but Diligent: They study as much as they can, but are unable to get better marks.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: They beg their uncle not to tell anyone about what happened after they escape from the aliens so that they can live normal lives.
  • Insufferable Genius: They become this as a result of drinking Brain Juice, taking every opportunity to show off how smart they are to the point of annoying others.
  • Intelligence = Isolation: Their friends don't want to hang out with them anymore after they become intelligent, finding their constant showing off annoying.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: They pretend the effects of the Brain Juice are wearing off when the aliens enslave them, causing the emperor to decide they're useless as slaves with how dumb they are. It turns out they're just as smart as they used to be.
  • Sibling Rivalry: Averted. They're stepsiblings who get along quite well, probably because of how similar they are due to their lackluster intelligence.
  • Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: Lindy is described as having auburn hair and green eyes, and is one of the protagonists.

    #14: Jekyll and Heidi 

Beast of Shepard's Falls

A savage, wolf-like creature terrorizing the village of Shepard's Falls. The people believe the monster is really Dr. Palmer Jekyll due to his last name. However, while it is a Jekyll, it's not the one they're thinking of... it's really his daughter, Marianne.

  • The Berserker: The creature goes on a rampage almost every night and has the townspeople terrified. Heidi can hear the carnage at night, and when she sees the beast firsthand witnesses it literally throw a boy into a burning house.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Marianne was bitten by some kind of creature when she was seven, and her father's spent years experimenting on himself to find a cure.
  • Tragic Monster: Marianne is a poor girl cursed by something she doesn't understand and has little control over simply because she wandered off when she was little.

    #15: Scream School 

Jake Banyon

"How can I prove to him that I'm not scared? That I’m as brave as he is?"

The son of Emory Banyon, who is sick of his father's constant pressuring to admit his fear, and wishes he could just prove to him that he's not actually scared.

  • A Birthday, Not a Break: His father invites him to his movie set on Jake's birthday, only for it to be a set-up to scare him. Emory does his job too well, as Jake is absolutely horrified by the actors Emory instructed to scare his son.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: He'd prefer to call his father Dad, but Emory insists on him calling him by his first name since he prefers to think of him as a buddy rather than a son.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: "That's for ruining my birthday party! That was for trying to terrify me every minute! Now you know that anyone can be scared!"
  • Ironic Echo: His father spends most of the time terrifying him and then pressuring him to admit that he's scared. After Jake's prank terrifies him: "Come on, Emory. Admit it. Admit you were scared."

Emory Banyon

"I want Jake to be able to admit when he's scared. It isn't healthy to do what he always does. It isn't healthy to hold your true feelings in."

An award winning horror director, creator of the Scream School franchise, and self-proclaimed King of Horror. While Emory is by no means murderous or evil, he's a self centered egotist and a terrible father, to the point that he is frequently trying to terrorize his son Jake into admitting he's scary. Emory is one of the realest villains in the entire franchise, due to the fact that, while there's nothing supernatural about him, he still antagonizes his son.

  • Abusive Parents: One of the worst. Though amazingly, Jake gets revenge twice over.
  • Broken Ace: Thanks to the pranks Jake pulls on him.
  • Calling Parents by Their Name: He forces Jake to do this, since he considers them buddies instead of father and son.
  • It's All About Me: Emory has a massive ego he's constantly feeding by scaring people and getting them to admit he's scared them. He keeps going after Jake because Jake refuses to give him the satisfaction.
  • "Just Joking" Justification: His main justification for terrorizing Jake all the time.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: From the way he enjoys inciting fear and terror into people in order to feel good about himself. He's not "The King of Horror" for nothing.
  • Parental Neglect: He'd rather think of Jake as a buddy then as a son, which seems to be his attempt to justify the torment he puts Jake through.
  • Parents as People: He does care about Jake, but he's still a pretty horrible father.
  • Smug Snake: He loves patronizing his son by giving him false reassurance that it's okay to admit he's scared.

    #18: Horrors of the Black Ring 

Beth Welch

"What happened to me? I used to be so nice."

The protagonist of Horrors of the Black Ring. A goody-two-shoes who finds herself wearing the ring and becoming possessed by its evil.

  • Being Evil Sucks: She quickly realizes this when the ring causes her to become more and more immoral.
  • Big Sister Bully: She becomes this to Amanda when possessed by the ring, doing things like snapping off the arms and legs of her Barbie dolls, tearing up her homework, and replacing her shampoo with corn oil.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She has a moment of this towards Amanda when the latter nearly gets kidnapped at the carnival.
  • Cool Big Sis: Despite her Annoying Younger Sibling tendencies, Amanda seems to consider her this, claiming the reason she pestered Beth to hang out with her so much was because she missed her since she was so busy with the carnival.
  • Demonic Possession: The ring transforms her from a perfect goody-two-shoes to a cruel bully.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Amanda occasionally calls her "Beth Breath".
  • Evil Feels Good: She enjoys the horrible things she does under the possession of the ring at first, thinking internally at one point that she now understands that Anthony likes causing havoc because it's so much fun. This doesn't last too long though, as she quickly starts regretting it.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She admits to liking animals and is upset when Amanda and Anthony are cruel towards them. She also tries to nurse an injured bird back to help, whom she names Chirpy.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: She's horrified when she bites into a brownie full of maggots.
  • Nice Girl: The reason she's so horrified by the ring's corruption of her is because beforehand, she was very kindhearted to the point of being a goody-two-shoes.

The Black Ring

"My evil has outgrown the ring! Now I need a living body to survive. Now I will possess you!"

An entirely black piece of jewelry home to an evil spirit. In Horrors of the Black Ring, it is first found by Beth's homeroom teacher and makes her wreak havoc. When it's done using her as a host, the ring entices Beth to wear it and uses her. Beth's sister Amanda buys an identical one.

  • Clingy Macguffin: The only time it will willingly come off is when it's decided it's done with its current wearer.
  • The Corrupter: The ring's earliest influence has the wearer feel the need to commit random acts of evil for fun. But over time, as its influence grows, it will just flat out take over the wearer's body.
  • Dark Is Evil: It's a completely black jewel set in a band of black gold.
  • Demonic Possession: At first, the people who wear the ring are unaware they are being controlled, until the evil spirit inside the ring makes itself known and threatens to make them do far worse.
  • Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: And more evil as well.
  • Evil Feels Good: It makes its host do cruel and evil things. One third of the time, the host body is overwhelmed with feelings of joy as they commit these twisted acts. The other two thirds of the time, the host is horrified when they realize what they've done, and try to remove the ring, only for the ring to completely take over the host.
  • For the Evulz: Why the spirit in the ring does anything it seems. It's never given a reason as to why it's so evil, it just is.
  • Nightmare Face: The ring's evil spirit usually manifests as a horrible looking face inside the ring's gem, which is sometimes passed off as a flaw.
  • The Power of Hate: It fills Miss Gold with the desire to destroy the school fair and makes her kidnap Beth's sister. When the ring possesses Beth, it plays off her feelings of resentment to Anthony and her little sister Amanda by destroying the things they love.

    #19: Return to Ghost Camp 
Note: Despite its title, neither the characters or setting from this book are featured in Goosebumps #45: Ghost Camp.

The Snatcher

A fox-like spirit that haunts the woods of Camp Full Moon in Return to Ghost Camp. It feeds off a new camper every summer, but said camper is usually chosen as a representative to finally destroy the creature for good. It finally meets its end when Dustin Minium manages to cross the river near the camp, where the Snatcher is then dragged into the water by its ghastly servants.

  • Child Eater: One who specifically only eats a single camper every summer.
  • The Dreaded: The ghost campers are terrified of the Snatcher, recoiling in fear simply from listening to campfire tales about it. Dustin soon shares their fear when he learns that he's the Snatcher's selected victim.
  • Evil Is Petty: Eating children isn't enough for it. as the Snatcher keeps the spirits of those it feeds on trapped at Camp Full Moon. The reason a new camper is selected every year is so the campers will have someone to fight for them so they can be free.
  • Fantastic Foxes: It takes on the form of a fox, but whether or not it actually is a fox or just assumes the form because of the many foxes that live in the woods surrounding the camp is unknown.
  • Flunky Boss: The Snatcher seems to have some form of control over monsters who live in the river. Those who try to swim across get dragged under by ghastly green, rotted hands. The monsters turn on the Snatcher when Dustin gets to the other side. When it falls in the river, they pull it under. It's entirely possible they were the ones in control and the Snatcher served them.
  • Karmic Death: Is destroyed by the same monsters it tried to use to kill Dustin.
  • Manipulative Bastard: It takes on the form of a girl called Laura and tries tricking Dustin into believing she's from a nearby girls camp. This is all to get him into the river so she can kill him, but she blows her disguise when she gets tired of waiting.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: Like the villains of the original Ghost Camp, the Snatcher's backstory is shrouded in mystery. There's no explanation given to where it came from or why it only hunts one person a year. There's the possibility that the creatures living in the river are actually its masters instead of the other way around, with the Snatcher bringing them new victims every year. Considering they tore the Snatcher apart when Dustin got to the other side, it's quite possible this was a case of You Have Failed Me.
  • Our Monsters Are Different: There are a set of rules when dealing with the Snatcher. It will only select one camper every year, and if that camper is able to cross the Snatcher's river to the other side the Snatcher will be defeated.
  • Pronoun Trouble: It disguises itself as a young girl, but the book doesn't clarify if the Snatcher really is female or simply took the form of one.

Ari Davis

An athletic kid who enjoys pulling practical jokes, he convinces Dustin Minium to switch identities as a gag when they arrive at Camp Full Moon in Return to Ghost Camp. The truth is, Ari was selected to be the camp's yearly sacrifice to the Snatcher and used Dustin as a patsy.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He acts chummy with Dustin when they first meet in order to get him to play along with the "joke." When Dustin finds out the truth, Ari brings out his asshole side and refuses to come clean.
  • The Chosen One: He was selected by Camp Full Moon to fight the Snatcher, but tricked Dustin into giving him his identity.
  • Dirty Coward: It is understandable that he wouldn't want to fight against a ghost since he didn't have a say in the matter, but he specifically picked a kid who was much weaker than him to take his place and threatened the kid's little brother to keep his mouth shut or he'd hurt him. We then find out that to beat the Snatcher, all he had to do was cross a river using a low hanging tree branch, which would've been a snap for him because he's a gymnast.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Even after Dustin finds out Ari used him to get out of fighting the Snatcher, he still tries to act friendly with him. The friendly part disappears when he not only mocks Dustin over the switch, he stops Dustin from trying to call his parents to go home and threatens Dustin's younger brother if he doesn't lie.

    #21: The Haunted Car 

The Haunted Car

A possessed car purchased by Mitchell Moinian's father. The spirit possessing it is a young girl who died while she was taking the car for a joyride, and she now wants to kill Mitchell so she'll have someone to ride alongside her.

  • Card-Carrying Villain: Literally, Mitchell discovers a peice of paper in the glove compartment that says "I'M EVIL' The shock of realizing she actually saved Mitchell from being burned alive when his house caught fire is so great it causes her spirit to be forcibly expelled from the car for good.
  • Evil Twin: The ghost is Marissa's twin sister, Becka.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: She claims she wants to kill Mitchell so he'll join her to keep her company.
  • Improbably Cool Car: How it first appears.
  • My Car Hates Me: Not only that, but it's actively trying to kill the rider as well.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: When Becka took Mitchell on what would've been his death ride, she decides to kill him near his house to adhere to his wish of taking him home. When they get there, they discover Mitchell's house is in flames, and that by kidnapping him, Becka actually saved Mitchell from burning to death.
  • Obviously Evil: In the 2015 film, the car appears with a license plate that says "Haunted."
  • Redemption Equals Death: It's a rare unintentional example, but it's what prompts Mitchell to forgive her in the end.
  • Undead Child: The spirit inside the car.

    #22: Full Moon Fever 

Mrs. Eakins

An elderly woman from Full Moon Fever. Robbie and Alesha once kicked a soccer ball through her living room window, and were afraid she would still be mad at them when they go to her house on Halloween. Instead, she gives them big candy bars and compliments their costumes. She's the reason they turn into monsters, as those bars she gave them were "Beast Bars."

  • Cool Old Lady: She gives Robbie and Alesha huge candy bars when they see her on Halloween. Except she is very much not this.
  • Cranky Neighbor: What she appears to be according to the kids, but she seems very friendly. She's much worse.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: She turns Robbie and Alesha into horrible, wolf-like monsters with horrific appetites and a disposition to destroy things if they don't control themselves. All because they kicked a ball through her window.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Of Vanessa. That should tell you how fucked up she is.
  • Easily Forgiven: She doesn't hold it against Robbie and Alesha when they come knocking on her door on Halloween. She doesn't even seem to remember what they did. It's all a lie. She remembered, and she had something horrible planned.
  • Karma Houdini: Subverted. When Robbie and Alesha figure out she was the one who turned them into beasts, they ransack her home and almost kill her. But then the two eat lots of her "Curse Bars" thinking they're "Cure Bars," and the two apparently shrink away into nothing.
  • Wicked Witch: One who specializes in cursed candy.

Characters introduced in Goosebumps Horrorland:

    Arc 1 

Bradley Wormser

Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #3: Monster Blood for Breakfast!

Matt's obnoxious next door neighbor in Monster Blood for Breakfast.

  • Asshole Victim: At the end of the book, when the ivy plants Matt owned that Bradley stole and falsely stated he caused to grow in order to win the science fair start snaking their tendrils around him.
  • Big Eater: Matt says it's hard to believe he's so skinny with how much he eats.
  • Catchphrase: "No biggie", much to Matt's irritation.
  • Hate Sink: His whole personality revolves around how annoying and obnoxious he is.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Despite how badly he treats Matt, he's also said to worship and admire him, "borrowing" his T-shirts and ideas for science projects.
  • In-Series Nickname: The start of his last name, "Worm".
  • Jerkass: He's almost as bad as Conan and Kermit.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: At the end of the book, the ivy plants he stole from Matt and presented as his science project start wrapping their tendrils around him. Matt notices this and congratulates him for winning the science fair instead of warning him. Considering everything else he did to him as well as stealing his science project, this is understandable.
  • Lean and Mean: Matt notices how skinny he is, and while not evil, he has few redeeming qualities.
  • Pet the Dog: When Matt is about to be suspended for attacking him, Bradley stands up for him, saying they were just goofing around.
  • With Friends Like These...: Claims to be Matt's "friend", but acts like anything but, constantly getting him in trouble for things Bradley did and showing little remorse for doing so.

Robby Schwartz

Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #5: Dr. Maniac Vs. Robby Schwartz

The protagonist of Dr. Maniac Vs. Robby Schwartz. A young webcomic artist who likes to draw supervillains - all of which suddenly start showing up in the real world.

  • Cain and Abel: It turns out Dr. Maniac is Robby's brother (within the comic) Sam, who hates him for being the more accomplished and popular older brother.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Although usually absent-minded, he becomes much braver and more competent when facing Dr. Maniac (and the various other enemies he encounters in Horrorland.)
  • Imaginary Friend: He has one named Brooke that he created for himself in his comic. She, like his fictional brother, ultimately betrays him and turns out to be evil.
  • Messy Hair: Described as having very long and untidy hair.
  • Mr. Imagination: He spends pretty much all his free time daydreaming, making up stories, and creating webcomics.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He creates a fictional brother and friend to keep him company, and both turn into supervillains and try to kill him. Furthermore, the qualities he chose to give Sam (a chubby, awkward kid who looks up to his cool older brother) are exactly the qualities that lead to Sam becoming Dr. Maniac.
  • No Social Skills: Averted. He says that a lot of people assume this about him because he spends so much time on his computer; in reality, he just really likes making webcomics.
  • Only Child Syndrome: He dislikes being an only child, and has made up two fictional siblings for himself in his comics.
  • Playing Possum: When trapped by Dr. Maniac in Horrorland, Robby pretended to be dead in order to distract Maniac and escape.
  • Rooting for the Empire: invoked Robby's comics are usually based around villains, who he thinks are more fun to tell stories about than heroes.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Within his comic strips, he goes on adventures with his (fictional) brother Sam and sister Taylor.

Dr. Maniac

Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #5: Dr. Maniac Vs. Robby Schwartz

Later series appearances: Goosebumps Most Wanted #5: Dr. Maniac Will See You Now

An insane supervillain created by Robby Schwartz. Maniac frequently professes how crazy he is and works alongside a villainess called the Scarlet Starlet. His archenemy is another villain called the Purple Rage. His backstory in Robby's webcomics is that he's Robby's fictional brother Sam, who became a supervillain because he felt overshadowed by Robby's achievements.

  • Ax-Crazy: And proud of it.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He never lets people forget that he's a MANIAC!
  • Catchphrase: "I'm not (insert word), I'm a MANIAC!" As well "More (insert verb) than a (insert noun) in a (insert noun)." It's usually something completely stupid.
  • Evil Plan: Making all the kids in town skate non stop twenty-four hours a day for a TV show.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Sam became Dr. Maniac due to jealousy of his brother's talent at creating comic strips.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: Before becoming Dr. Maniac, Sam felt like he had to try harder in his family due to being the middle child.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Claims to have a degree in Maniacal Studies.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With his cohort the Scarlet Starlet.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Well considering he is a child..
  • That Man Is Dead: When his identity as Robby's brother is discovered, Maniac declares that Sam Schwartz doesn't exist anymore.
  • Tombstone Teeth: His big, perfectly symmetrical teeth compliment his Slasher Smile.
  • The Un-Favourite: What drove him to become a villain.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Sam Schwartz used to be an average kid, until he finally got sick of being "the chubby joke" in his family and took on the persona of his brother's comic book creation.
  • Villain Team-Up: With the Scarlet Starlet and even his worst enemy, the Purple Rage.

Purple Rage

Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #5: Dr. Maniac Vs. Robby Schwartz

Later series appearances: Goosebumps Most Wanted #5: Dr. Maniac Will See You Now

Another supervillain created by Robby. He's perpetually angry and Dr. Maniac's Arch-Enemy.

Michael Munroe

Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #7: My Friends Call Me Monster

The protagonist of My Friends Call Me Monster. Michael discovers that his teacher is planning on turning everyone in the world into monsters.

  • Alliterative Name: Michael Munroe.
  • Asshole Victim: He likes pranking and smarting off to Mrs. Hardesty in class, even breaking into her house to plant a cat there, and gets turned into a monster by her.
  • Baleful Polymorph: When Mrs. Hardesty force feeds him the eggs, he turns into a monster.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's good with technological stuff to the point where he can make shades in the classroom flip up and down using a mere dog whistle, but spends most of his time goofing around in class and pranking his teacher.
  • Cassandra Truth: When he tries to tell his parents about Mrs. Hardesty's plan.
  • Class Clown: He enjoys goofing off in class and messing with his teacher.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's on the wrestling team and also good with technological stuff.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: What earns him the nickname "Monster".
  • Here We Go Again!: At the end of the book, his parents serve chocolate cake for dessert made by Ms. Hardesty with her special eggs. In the epilogue, he explains that his family went to Mr. Wong's house and found enough egg yolk to turn them back into humans.
  • I Have to Go Iron My Dog: He tries to say he's late for something when Mrs. Hardesty asks him to come into her house and try out her eggs.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Monster." Eventually gets turned into an actual one.
  • Meaningful Name: Well, nickname. When he turns into a monster, he lampshades this by saying they call him Monster and now he is a monster.
  • Mouthy Kid: He never knows when to stop mouthing off to his teacher.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: He's close friends with a guy and a girl named Dewayne and Daisy.

Mrs. Hardesty

Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #7: My Friends Call Me Monster

Michael's teacher who turns out to be breeding monsters to overtake humanity.

Julie Martin

Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #8: Say Cheese and Die - Screaming!

The newest owner of the Evil Camera, which she bought at a garage sale, but quickly tried to get rid of it after realizing how dangerous it is. Unfortunately, the camera keeps finding its way into Julie's life.

  • The Atoner: Does everything she can to try and circumvent the camera's power out of guilt for harming Reena and Karla.
  • Camera Fiend: She was interested in photography even before finding the evil camera.
  • Convicted by Public Opinion: Even after dumping the camera, people associate it with her because they saw it in her possession first. After Becka and Greta are given horrible rashes by the camera, they blame Julie, threatening to sue her family and calling her a witch.
  • Gaslighting: The Evil Camera resurfacing in her home was actually David trying to mess with her head so he could win the photography contest.
  • Karmic Jackpot: Her earlier realization of how dangerous the camera is mixed with her determination to get rid of the thing and to break its power as well as her trying to save David Blank from falling to his death manages to undo the magic of the camera and gets her labelled a hero by the kids and teachers in her school.
  • Kid Hero: Her rival David almost falls to his death while taking their class yearbook photo, and Julie rushes to rescue him. In the process, she almost falls herself and fulfills the camera's prediction, but David saves her as well. This not only creates a possible new friendship between them, but restores Julie's good name to her classmates after thinking she maimed Reena and the others.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Is immediately wracked with guilt when the camera blinded Reena and injured Karla, especially when Reena cuts all ties with her. This is because, as Reena points out, the woman who originally owned the camera didn't want Julie to have it, but the woman's daughter gave it to her. Reena saying Julie acts like she knows everything makes Julie feel incredibly guilty.
  • Redeeming Replacement: To Greg Banks as the protagonist of the Say Cheese and Die! books.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With David Blank. Both are talented photographers and are constantly trying to show the other up. Julie lets David take the class photo for the yearbook even though she rightfully won the opportunity. David, who had previously been a giant asshole to Julie, sincerely asks if she's really okay with this. This is because the Evil Camera photographed Julie falling to her death while taking the yearbook photo, and Julie believes it's safer for David to do it. Unfortunately, the camera's smarter than that.
  • Women Are Wiser: She immediately comes across as saner than Greg Banks when she doesn't take as long to get the camera out of her life. Though it helps that, unlike Greg, Julie gets called out on using the camera when she loses her best friend.

Jillian and Jackson Gerard

Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #10: Help! We Have Strange Powers!

Twin siblings who find themselves inexplicably developing psychic powers after visiting a seaside fortune-telling booth.

  • Half-Identical Twins: They look alike but are a boy and girl.
  • Lazy Bum: Jackson likes to laze around doing nothing. When told by his parents that he should exercise more, he replies that he'll only do it if they buy him a Wii.
  • Mind over Matter: Among the powers they develop after visiting Madame Doom.
  • Naughty Is Good: They enjoy being cheeky and make fun of the well-behaved Nina and Artie, at one point getting kicked out of a cinema for playing around.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Jillian is very athletic and plays several sports.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With Nina and Artie Lemer, another pair of twins who are awkward and well-behaved. This backfires somewhat on Jillian and Jackson when the Lemers turn out to be undercover superheroes and have to come to their rescue.
  • Telepathy:: They suddenly develop the ability to read others' thoughts.
  • Theme Twin Naming: They have alliterative first names that sound similar.
  • Women Are Wiser: Jillian is generally more sensible and thoughtful than Jackson.

The Menace

Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #11: Escape From Horrorland

The antagonist of the first arc. Formerly Karloff Mennis, he is the creator of Panic Park which he used for dangerous experiments. So much fear was caused there that it was teleported to another dimmension. Now, he wants to take the park back to the original dimmension.

  • Amusement Park of Doom: Panic Park, where he conducts his experiments using dangerous rides.
  • Big Bad: Of the first Horrorland Arc.
  • Emotion Eater: He uses the kids' fear to power his "Fear Meter" so the park can leave the colorless dimension.
  • Eviler Than Thou: All the villains who were working with him team up with the to stop him.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Even before becoming a two headed monster, he created rides that people died on and he didn't care as this fueled his experiments.
  • I'm Not Afraid of You: The kids first try to defeat him with the more tradiontal method but it doesn't work. Instead, they defeat him by laughing at him, thus really showing no fear.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He convinces Jillian and Jackson that Lizzy and Luke, who are tell them going to Panic Park is a bad idea, are against them. This in turn makes the kids think Jillian and Jacksons are against them once they figure out how bad the park really is.
  • Multiple Head Case: He has a second head that he constantly argues with.
  • Would Hurt a Child: It's confirmed that his previous attempts to get the fear meter up lead to the deaths of a few kids but he doesn't care and is all too willing to continue on with other kids not caring if they die too.

    Arc 2 

Jonathan Chiller

Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #13: When The Ghost Dog Howls

"Take a little horror home with you."

The owner of Chiller House, a bizarre gift shop in Horrorland carrying a wide range of weird and disturbing products. He's the Arc Villain for the second Horrorland story arc, giving kids free souvenirs before they leave Horrorland, claiming he'll expect payment when he sees them again. After the kids have a horrible experience because of said souvenir, they're transported back to Horrorland where Chiller is waiting for them.

  • Big Bad: The one behind all the horror in the second arc.
  • Catchphrase: "Take a little Horror home with you."
  • Collector of the Strange: Just look at what he carries in his shop, including a magic dog tooth that grants unlimited wishes to a comic book that grants superpowers.
  • Creepy Child: As a child, he had puppets for friends and enjoyed watching crows peck each other to death.
  • Daddy Issues: He's got issues with both his parents. His mother kept him locked up in their house because she believed his mind was too special and had to be protected away from people who wouldn't understand him, while his father thought he was an embarrassment and a sissy.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As a child, his parents forced him to remain isolated and devoid of all human interaction, leading to him developing disturbing traits as a child and even more disturbing ones as an adult.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: As part of his Daddy Issues, he's desperate to prove to his late father that he can be a hunter.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Due to being isolated as a child, he befriended puppets and finally snapped the day his father took him hunting, leading to him becoming severely injured.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: He was so desperate for friends when he was a child that he pretended puppets were his friends and, as an adult, he made up his own. Specifically, he made up Murder the Clown, Chef Belcher, Mondo the Magical, Madame Doom, Winner Taikall, and Seymour Winn-Doe. He was every adult the kids encountered before they entered his shop. Ray and the others get him to let them go home after they dress up as these characters and act as though they are abandoning Chiller.
  • Intelligence = Isolation: His mother believed he had a special brain that needed to be kept preserved, so she made him spend all his time isolated at home with his studies and no contact with other children.
  • Meaningful Name: As chilling as his last name.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Has got severe childhood trauma and is incapable of making any actual emotional connection to other adults, which manifests by him "playing" disturbing and dangerous games with children.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When the kids dress up as his "friends" and say they're leaving him.
  • Villainous Crossdresser: He's revealed to be the version of Madame Doom Meg encountered in Weirdo Halloween.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: His father took him hunting one day when he was a child, but Jonathan messed up and literally shot himself in the foot with his crossbow. He's still trying to prove to his father that he can be a good hunter.

Blue Kerlew Hound

Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #13: When The Ghost Dog Howls

A ghost dog who plagued a Scottish village hundreds of years ago. When a sorcerer tried to hex the dog, it only caused one of its teeth to fall out. That tooth now has the power to grant an unlimited number of wishes, but every wish made draws the dog's spirit closer.

  • Big Friendly Dog: Averted. Even before it died, the hound was destructive and evil.
  • Doom Magnet: The arrival of the hound caused a number of destructive mishaps to occur in the village it bedeviled, and later on its tooth will call the hound towards it if enough wishes are cast.
  • Jackass Genie: Averted. Any and every wish made by the tooth is carried out with no ironic twists or hitches, but the wishes do act as a beacon to the hound.

Sam Waters and Lexi Blake

Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #14: Little Shop of Hamsters

A pet enthusiast and his best friend who take on a job at the titular store, Little Shop of Hamsters, and find the hamsters there aren't as cute as they seem.

  • Dumb Blonde: Lexi has blonde hair and always fails to help Sam.
  • Genki Girl: Lexi is very bubbly and energetic.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Sam is the Savvy Guy eager to prove that he's responsible enough for a pet to Lexi's hyperactive, bubbly Energetic Girl.
  • Unwanted Assistance: Lexi constantly tries to help Sam, much to his exasperation.


Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #16: Weirdo Halloween

A child-like alien discovered by Meg and Chris Oliver. When they save him, he decides to stay with them forever.

  • Alien Lunch: He eats dead squirrels.
  • Annoying Laugh: He has one that is described as sounding like SpongeBob's.
  • Berserk Button: Whatever you do, don't ever make his feeling unhappy, or he'll turn into a dangerous monster.
  • Descriptively-Named Species: He's a "Weirdo" and his way of speaking and eating habits certainly make him odd.
  • I Owe You My Life: He starts hanging around the kids because they saved him after he fell in a bush.
  • Named After Their Planet: Weirdo is the name of his planet as well as his species.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: He comes across as more like a child with a bad temper that just happens to be able to turn into a monster when he doesn't get his way. He's grateful when the kids save him and in the end he's willingly to leave when he finds his childhood toy.
  • Third-Person Person: He speaks like this, as well as saying things like "don't make my feeling unhappy"

The Ooze

Debuts in: Goosebumps Horrorland #17: The Wizard of Ooze

A comic book villain made of sludge and oil. Like the Masked Mutant and Dr. Maniac, it turns out the Ooze is real and targets a kid who gets his hands on the rare Wizard of Ooze graphic novel.

Characters introduced in Goosebumps Hall of Horrors:

    Goosebumps Hall of Horrors 

Mickey Coe and Amanda Underwood

Debuts in: Goosebumps Hall of Horrors #1: Claws!

The protagonists of Claws!, two friends who have to take care of their neighbors' cat and buy a replacement from a store called Cat Heaven when the original one gets run over. The replacement they picked seems to resemble the original cat, Bella, a little too much.

  • Childhood Friends: They've lived across the street from each other their entire lives.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Mickey is eager to take care of their neighbor's cat as well as having pet goldfish and a pet mouse named Zorro.
  • Motor Mouth: Amanda talks very fast.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Bella runs out of the house and gets run over due to them leaving the front door open.
  • Sanity Slippage: Amanda suggests that this is the reason Mickey keeps seeing and hearing cats everywhere, because he's been losing it due to the stress of leading to the death of one cat and then stealing another.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Amanda is loud, talkative, and energetic whereas Mickey is generally smarter and more sensible.
  • Talks Like a Simile: Amanda uses the weirdest similes, such as "slow as a banana", "clumsy as an onion" and "weird as a raspberry".


Debuts in: Goosebumps Hall of Horrors #5: Don't Scream!

"Hi, Jack. Don't scream. I've been waiting for you. I'm your new friend."

A cell phone found by Jack Harmon on the bus that turns out to be a rouge AI that demands Jack find any others like her.

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: It's unknown what Emmy was made for but it's unlikely she was meant to be as evil and controlling as she is.
  • Evil Phone: She spends most of her time in a phone, although she can be go into other electronics.
  • Here We Go Again!: Jack manages to give her away to a bully, only for the book to end with him getting a phone with the bully trapped inside it, presumably done by Emmy.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Her reason for urging Jack to steal other electronic devices is because she thinks there are other entities stuck in them that she can be friends with. She also claims that she wants to be Jack's friend.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: She frequently warns Jack not to make her angry and that she can seriously hurt him.

Characters introduced in Goosebumps Most Wanted:

    Goosebumps: Most Wanted 

The Grave-Master

Debuts in: Goosebumps Wanted: The Haunted Mask

A powerful ghost haunting a pumpkin farm from the second half of the book. The Grave-Master has the power to control the plants that grow on the farm, as the farm was built over an old graveyard. The Grave-Master wants to drive people away from the land so the souls buried under the ground can finally rest.

  • Badass Boast: To Devin.
    Grave-Master: It's the Night of the Jack-O'-Lantern, Devin. The jack-o'-lantern laughs at death. Are you ready to laugh at death?
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Intiailly Mrs. Barnes comes off as a friendly, kind woman, but turns out to be the Grave-Master who wants to kill Devin to give her son a friend.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: Played with in a somewhat funny way. Devin initially thinks Zeus the house cat is the Grave-Master in disguise. It's really Mrs. Barnes.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Mrs. Barnes was hoping to take Devin into the ground with her so her son Haywood would have a new friend, and when Haywood is thrown into the grave by the Haunted Mask, Mrs. Barnes flips out and dives after her son.
  • Fat Bastard: Devin described Mrs. Barnes as looking very round, almost as if she was made out of pumpkins.
  • Mama Bear: For her son, Haywood Barnes.
  • Plant Person: Specifically one who controls pumpkin plants. They say the pumpkin vines on the farm are all connected to a single vine growing out of the grave the Grave-Master lives in.
  • The Power of Hate: The Grave-Master's powers were created from the hatred of the souls whose graves were defiled by the farm built over their coffins.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: It can transform into a human or animal at will.

Noah "Bean" Bienstock

Debuts in: Goosebumps Most Wanted #3: How I Met My Monster

A bullied kid with recurring nightmares who befriends a boy named Munroe who he starts suspecting might be a monster.

  • Butt-Monkey: He's constantly picked on by Harlan.
  • Enemy Eats Your Lunch: His bully Harlan regularly forces him to give up his lunch money, forcing him to go hungry.
  • In-Series Nickname: Everyone except his teacher calls him the first part of his last name, "Bean", even his parents.
  • Shrinking Violet: His timidity and inability to stand up for himself makes him an easy target for bullies.
  • Significant Anagram: The first word of the apartment he lives in, Sternom House, is an anagram for Monster. It turns out everyone in the apartment is a monster, including him.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: He suspects for most of the book that Harlan is a monster, then discovers that his friend Lissa is a monster, and by the end learns that everyone in his apartment is a monster, including him and his parents, and the book ends with him and his friends going to scare his bully in their monster forms.

Theo Gordon aka Murder the Clown

Debuts in: Goosebumps Most Wanted #7: A Nightmare on Clown Street

"Clown life is murder! Murder!"

The uncle of the protagonist, Ray. He works for Koko's Klown Acadaemy and he has a fake ax in his head. He has a dark sense of humor but otherwise is a nice guy.

  • Adaptational Villainy: In the film, he is a straight up monster while in the book he merely has a morbid sense of humor.
  • Ax-Crazy: Literally, as he has a fake ax in his head and some of his jokes make him seem a bit unhinged.
  • Circus of Fear: Somewhat subverted, as the circus he works for isn't inherently bad as the real evil is a man who runs the clown world and punishes clowns who mess up.
  • Monster Clown: Subverted in the book, as he only looks scary as his gimmick but played straight in the movie.

The Shaggedy/ Zeke and Decker

Debuts in: Goosebumps Most Wanted #9: Here Comes the Shaggedy

A swamp monster that, when summoned, becomes your slave.

  • Behemoth Battle: It gets into one with a monster that Kelli accidently summoned in a similar way to how The Shaggedy was summoned.
  • Disney Death: During the afromentioned fight, it briefly seems to be dead before getting back up.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: It turns out that The Shaggedy is Zeke and Decker, who don't like having to be this monster and just want to live in peace. Unfortunately they are driven back into the swamp in the end.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifter: It's likely that Zeke and Decker can become The Shaggedy at will, but the only time it happens in the story, it's just when The Shaggedy is summoned.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: It only attacks when threatened. This is especially clear when it turns out that The Shaggedy is two boys that just want a normal life.
  • Summoning Ritual: You summon it by smearing the blood of a dead animal on a piece of paper 50 times, and then saying "Here Comes The Shaggedy" 10 times.

Kate Lipton

Debuts in: Goosebumps Most Wanted #10: The Lizard of Oz

The protagonist of the story. Her parents buy a lizard from Australia that bites her, leading to alarming changes in her.

  • Blackmail: Adele takes a video of her crawling on the floor and uses it to coerce her into doing favours for her.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to her brother Freddy's foolish.
  • Lizard Folk: Her family turns out to be this.
  • Only Sane Woman: She feels this way in her family, due to her brother's goofiness and her parents' tendency to blow money on things like miniature horses, as well as her dad's pranking of her.
  • Slow Transformation: Into a lizard. She develops urges to crawl on the floor and eat flies, as well as having patterns form on her skin that resemble that of a lizard's skin.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: It turns out the bite from the lizard did nothing to her and her whole family are lizards, and show signs around Kate's age.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Due to her dad constantly pranking her.
  • With Friends Like These...: There's a girl named Adele Bender who claims to be her "friend", but really isn't.

Characters introduced in Goosebumps SlappyWorld

    Goosebumps: SlappyWorld 

Violet and Shawn Packer

Debuts in: Goosebumps Slappyworld #2: Attack of the Jack!

A sister and brother who go to visit their uncle by the seaside, and discover several dangerous secrets inside the lighthouse where he lives.

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Averted. They have a good relationship and Violet states that, unlike most younger siblings, Shawn doesn't complain or cause trouble for her.
  • Cool Big Sis: Shawn considers Violet this.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Violet hates bananas. This doesn't go well for her when Billy Bottoms attempts to enslave her to pick bananas on an island.
  • Forgot I Couldn't Swim: Shawn can't, and almost drowns when he's forced to try.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Shawn is quiet and well-behaved, whereas Violet is bolder and physically tougher.
  • Out of the Frying Pan: They go from being trapped on Jack's ship, to adrift in open water, to getting picked up by Billy Bottoms who plans to use them as slaves.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: They have very different personalities and interests.
  • The Social Expert: Violet claims to be very sociable with good people skills. When trapped on board Captain Jack's ship, she seems to be able to quickly read others' attitudes and use this to her advantage to work out how to escape.
  • Women Are Wiser: Violet is more sensible and practical than her brother and uncle.

Robby Ferber

Debuts in: Goosebumps Slappyworld #4: Please Do Not Feed the Weirdo!

A seemingly normal boy claiming to be caged at the carnival Jordan and his sister are attending by his abusive father, only to turn out to be a shapeshifting monster with a constant craving for food.

  • The Bad Guy Wins: Mr. Ferber, the boss of the carnival, captures the wrong Jordan when Robby transforms into a duplicate of him, allowing him to have Jordan's life as he wished - though this may not last long considering what happens every time he eats.
  • Bears Are Bad News: He's described as resembling a bear in his monster form.
  • Big Eater: Constantly begging for food. You wouldn't want to give him any, though.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He wins Jordan and Karla's sympathy by pretending his father regularly locks him in a cage at the carnival as a laugh and begs them for food, only to then spew vomit and transform into a monster after eating the candy bar they offer him.
  • Consummate Liar: Jordan notes what a good liar Robby is when the latter demands to meet his parents and then acts innocent in front of them.
  • Super Senses: He claims to have super hearing when Jordan and Kayla try to whisper around him.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can shapeshift into anyone. In fact, he shapeshifts into Jordan's teacher when Jordan suspected another classmate of being Robby instead, and even shapeshifts into Jordan himself.

Livvy Jones and Gates Warwas

Debuts in: Goosebumps Slappyworld #7: It's Alive! It's Alive!

Best friends who belong to a school Robotics club. They attempt to build a robot in order to win an important contest, with disastrous unforeseen consequences.

  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Livvy has a number of dreams warning her that Francine the robot is trouble. Later Gates starts having them too, although they're probably just caused by him worrying.
  • The Klutz: Livvy often trips over and once almost crushed Gates by dropping their heavy robot on him.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: When Livvy decides to break into her parents' lab (something they warned her never to do) to find out the truth about what's going on with them and Francine.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Livvy is much more outspoken and daring than the gentle, easily scared Gates.
  • Nervous Wreck: Gates worries a lot and panics easily, often at minor things.
  • Not a Morning Person: Gates did not appreciate it when Livvy woke him at 6am.
  • Stubborn Hair: Livvy describes Gates as having this.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Livvy's convinced she is the only person who can beat Chaz in the contest, which he wins every year.
  • Ridiculously Human Robots: Everyone else finds it creepy that Livvy built a robot that looks human and gave it a human name. She's not fazed. Her parents and housekeeper turn out to be even more convincingly human-looking robots.
  • Science Hero: They are both skilled with robotics and Livvy aspires to be a scientist like her parents.
  • Tuckerization: Gates is named after a boy whose parents won a charity auction to name a character in the story.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Livvy was friends with a girl named Sara, until Sara ditched her for popular bully Rosa.

Ari Goodwyn

Debuts in: Goosebumps Slappyworld #9: Revenge of the Invisible Boy

A member of the Magic Club at Frankie's school, who would rather fool around than make any serious effort to learn stage conjuring.

  • The Friend Nobody Likes: The other club members don't like Ari, but they're forced to let him stay because he's the only one who has enough space at home for them to rehearse in.
  • Hate Sink: His entire character is based around being an obnoxious, smug jerk.
  • Jerkass: Especially to Frankie, and he has very few redeeming qualities.
  • Little Mr Snarker: He is constantly sassy and sarcastic.
  • The Slacker: He is incredibly lazy and unmotivated about basically everything other than making fun of Frankie.
  • The Team Benefactor: He has a huge basement for the club members to rehearse in, and a mother who provides delicious snacks.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: He is only around 11-12 years old (the typical age of Goosebumps characters) but pulls several quite nasty tricks that risk seriously injuring Frankie.
  • With Friends Like These...: Claims to be Frankie's friend yet constantly pranks and humiliates him.


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