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Nightmare Fuel / Goosebumps

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"Who are you calling dummy, dummy?!"
For a horror book series, how do you not expect Nightmare Fuel to come a-creeping? This is considered one of the scariest children's book series around for a very good reason.

As a Nightmare Fuel subpage, all spoilers are unmarked. You Have Been Warned.

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The books — in general:


Individual books:

    Original series 


    Goosebumps Series 2000 
Let's face it: all of Series 2000 is Nightmare Fuel. Compared to other Goosebumps spin-offs, it's much, much, much Darker and Edgier than it sounds, has outlandish plots, more extreme violence and gross-out content, etc, etc. Is it any wonder why the series got cancelled after just two years and twenty-five books (versus the original series' sixty-two installments in six years)?

    Spinoff series 

    Goosebumps: Most Wanted 

    Goosebumps SlappyWorld 

Spinoff media:

    The Series
Even when he's not alive, Slappy still manages to be scary as hell!

  • The opening to the show deserves a mention. It's somewhat minimalist, but its imagery, like the man in black (presumably R. L. Stine himself) with a briefcase's files being scattered by the wind and the "G" slithering around and making the billboard's face twist and making the dog's eyes glow, has stuck with many people for a long time. Not to mention the incredibly sinister but awesome song.
  • The television adaption of The Haunted Mask REALLY hammers home the horror of the book. When Carly Beth first sees the mask, we briefly see its eyes and when the store owner slams the door in anger, all the other masks turn in surprise.
    • The scene where Carly Beth and Sabrina realize the mask is attached to her face. There's no awkward monster suits, no Special Effects Failure. Just a twelve-year-old girl realizing something is very wrong with her body and no idea why.
    • When they can't find the bottom to the mask, Carly Beth suggests cutting it off.