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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Goosebumps!

In preparation for Halloween, I have a spooky classic for you all!


Goosebumps is a series of children's horror fiction novels created and authored by R. L. Stine.  There is also a television show based on the book series.

The primary protagonists of a Goosebumps story is often situated in a remote location or somehow isolated from typical societal conventions. This can be as simplistic as comfortable suburban areas, or as exaggerated as boarding schools, foreign villages, campsites, unfamiliar relatives' homes or oversea areas. Books frequently feature characters who either recently moved to a new neighborhood (Piano Lessons Can Be Murder, It Came From Beneath the Sink) or are on vacation with friends or relatives (the Monster Blood books, How to Kill a Monster, The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb). The books in the Goosebumps series usually feature semi-homogenous plot structures with normal kids being, frequently indirectly, involved in scary situations; chapters end in cliffhangers, and after the central conflict has either been or appears to have been resolved, there is often a twist ending. Following the conclusion of every Goosebumps book, Stine includes a one to three chapter preview of the next book in the series.


Season 2, Episode 1: The Haunted Mask
(full episode)
 


Hope you all have a great Halloween!

37 comments:

  1. This gives me the chills just thinking about it.

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  2. I used to prefer the books to the show, hahaha.

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  3. I use to collect these books when I was young! I remember watching the haunted mask and I got nightmares XD

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  4. I have the entire collection of the books and was a steady fan of the tv show, it used to air here in Portugal on sunday mornings!

    Happy Halloween!

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  5. Ha Ha I didn't lose! Now if you threw something up from the 80's I would lose hardcore....

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  6. Aww dammit. I used to have so many of the books. I remember the show used to come on FOX in the afternoon. Shit was scary as hell. The books were better though.... aaah the 90s :/

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  7. This is so cool! Good to see I'm not the only one getting a bit frightened at this :P

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  8. I used to turn off the tv and go do homework when I heard that themesong. I was a total chicken shit. Oh wait I still am >_>

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  9. I never read the books, but I did watch the show. I loved it! Oh, and I lost.

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  10. oh well i guess i lost, used to watch it from time to time

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  11. I used to read Goosebumps all of the time

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  12. didn't nostaligia
    but great post... keep up the good work

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  13. I have the haunted mask on VHS! I've watched it hundreds of times when I was a kid.

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  14. Oh man I miss those books! My mom would read them to me before bed and I would sleep with the door cracked so the hallway light could come in.

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  15. dawww :O thanks for posting this, lost so hard.

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  16. hahaha awww i used to watch that and "are you afraid of the dark". those were awesome times. todays kids tv sux

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  17. I've read plenty goosebumps books before. Epic

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  18. I'm so mad I have no idea where my books went to. :( Wonder if there is a full collection online.

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  19. wow those are really awesome vids

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