Goosebumps Recaps

Goosebumps Series 2000: Headless Halloween Cover Art by Tim Jacobus

Recap #244: Goosebumps Series 2000 #10: Headless Halloween by R.L. Stine by on 31 October 2019

Title: Goosebumps Series 2000 #10 – Headless Halloween, a.k.a. “Brandon Did A Bad, Bad Thing” Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus Tagline: Talk about getting ahead! Summary: Frozen in silence, I squinted into the eerie, pale light. Hands popped up from beneath the ground. They shook off dirt and stretched. A dozen hands poked OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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One Day at HorrorLand Cover by Tim Jacobus

Recap #239: Goosebumps #16: One Day at HorrorLand by R.L. Stine by on 12 September 2019

Jude recaps Goosebumps 16: One Day at HorrorLand by R.L. Stine.

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Fright Camp Cover by Tim Jacobus

Recap #235: Goosebumps Series 2000 #8: Fright Camp by R.L. Stine by on 13 August 2019

Jude recaps Goosebumps Series 2000 88: Fright Camp by R.L. Stine. It’s like the Cavern of No Return Night of the June Bugs Holds the Prisoners of the Vampire King Dr. Cruel.

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Weekend at Poison Lake Cover by Craig White

Recap #225: Give Yourself Goosebumps Special Edition #8: Weekend at Poison Lake by R.L. Stine by on 13 June 2019

Jude recaps Give Yourself Goosebumps Special Edition 8: Weekend at Poison Lake by R.L. Stine. So much poisoned water, so little time.

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Dee Wallace Stone to the rescue!

Recap #212: Goosebumps Series 2000 #22: Full Moon Fever by R.L. Stine by on 26 February 2019

Jude recaps Goosebumps Series 2000 22: Full Moon Fever by R.L. Stine. Beware monsters, angry kids, and misreading wrappers.

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Na-na-na-na BATMAN

Recap #205: Give Yourself Goosebumps #3: Trapped in Bat Wing Hall by R.L. Stine by on 8 January 2019

Jude recaps Give Yourself Goosebumps 3: Trapped in Bat Wing Hall by R.L. Stine and it’s two stories for the price of one. Two delightful, kind of charming stories. Good job, Stine.

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Recap #203: Goosebumps #61: I Live In Your Basement! by R.L. Stine by on 29 December 2018

Jude recaps Goosebumps 61: I Live In Your Basement! by R.L. Stine

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GYG Special Edition #4 Cover

Recap #191: Give Yourself Goosebumps Special Edition #4: One Night In Payne House by R.L. Stine by on 31 October 2018

Title: Give Yourself Goosebumps Special Edition #4 – One Night In Payne House Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Craig White Tagline: There’s Only One Way Out! Summary: Talk About Being In The Doghouse! It’s Halloween. And you’ve just taken the Ultimate Challenge. You’ve entered the town’s most horrifying haunted house – Payne House. So ready OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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The original cover by Tim Jacobus

Recap #178: Goosebumps #33: The Horror at Camp Jellyjam by R.L. Stine by on 31 August 2018

Title: Goosebumps #33 – The Horror at Camp Jellyjam, a.k.a. “R.L. <3’s H.P.” Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus Tagline: Tennis… canoeing… monsters, anyone? Summary: Sometimes, Winning Is Everything! Swimming, basketball, roller hockey, King Jellyjam’s Sports Camp has it all. Too bad Wendy isn’t a sports freak like her brother, Elliot. But how excited OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Goosebumps 25: Attack of the Mutant by R. L. Stine

Recap #176: Goosebumps #25: Attack of the Mutant by R.L. Stine by on 16 August 2018

Title: Goosebumps #25 – Attack of the Mutant, a.k.a. “Crisis of Infinite Mutants” Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus (U.S.), ???? (U.K.) Tagline: He’s no superhero. He’s a supervillain! Summary: Read at your own risk… Skipper Matthews has an awesome comic book collection. His favorite one is called The Masked Mutant. It’s about an OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Goosebumps Series 2000 15: Scream School by R.L. Stine

Recap #163: Goosebumps Series 2000 #15: Scream School by R.L. Stine by on 17 June 2018

Title: Goosebumps Series 2000 #15 – Scream School, a.k.a. “BEST DAD EVER.” Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus (US Version), ???? (French Version) Tagline: Student body stalker… Summary: The two figures floated up from the pile of dusty costumes. One was a man, the other a woman. Their faces were ghoulish. Skin pulled so OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Goosebumps 35: Shocker on Shock Street by R L Stine

Recap #158: Goosebumps #35: A Shocker on Shock Street by R. L. Stine by on 31 May 2018

Title: Goosebumps #35 – A Shocker On Shock Street, a.k.a. “Erin and Marty’s Bogus Journey” Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus Goosebumps Graphix Illustrator: Jamie Tolagson Tagline: It’s a real dead end. Summary: Talk About Shock Treatment! Erin Wright and her best friend, Marty, love horror movies. Especially Shocker on Shock Street movies. All OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Recap #150: Goosebumps #10: The Ghost Next Door by R.L. Stine by on 30 April 2018

Title: Goosebumps – The Ghost Next Door Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus Tagline: There’s a strange new kid on the block… Summary: “How Come I’ve Never Seen You Before?” Hannah’s neighborhood has gotten a little-weird. Ever since that new boy moved in next door. But when did he move in? Wasn’t the house OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Recap #143: Goosebumps Live On Stage: Screams in the Night by R. L. Stine by on 31 March 2018

Title: Goosebumps Live On Stage – Screams In The Night, a.k.a. “Hello, Slappy!” Author: R.L. Stine (Based on stage play by Rupert Holmes) Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus Summary: N/A Initial Thoughts Time for another long lost Goosebumps treasure, though this one’s slightly better known than “Haunted Library” and “Surprise on the 13th Floor.” In the OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Recap #135: Goosebumps: The Surprise On The 13th Floor by R. L. Stine and Cheryl Hotchkiss by on 28 February 2018

 Title: Goosebumps – The Surprise On The 13th Floor, a.k.a. “Walt Disney’s Goosebumps” (Plus Bonus Story) Author: R.L. Stine and Cheryl Hotchkiss Artist: Michael Graeney Summary: N/A Initial Thoughts And now it’s time for something very special, possibly even rarer than “Goosebumps Haunted Library.” Disney Adventures magazine held a contest in the 1990s. In their OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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cover of Werewolf in the Living Room by R L Stine

Recap #127: Goosebumps Series 2000 #17: The Werewolf In The Living Room by R.L. Stine, a.k.a. “Are You There God? It’s Me, Aaron” by on 25 January 2018

Title: Goosebumps Series 2000 #17 – The Werewolf in the Living Room Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus [Wing: That is one of the creepier werewolves I’ve seen in cover art, and that includes on adult horror novels.] Tagline: Home sweet horror. Summary: The creature had the face of a wolf. And the back and OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Recap #122: More & More & More Tales To Give You Goosebumps by R. L. Stine “A.K.A. Okay Maybe It Does Die” by on 30 December 2017

Title: More & More & More Tales To Give You Goosebumps Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus Tagline: N/A Summary: Reader Beware – You’re In For Ten Holiday Scares! Will Brad learn to care for his pet Gronk, before it takes care of him? Can Samantha sit through a boring Nutcracker ballet without cracking OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Recap #121: Goosebumps #45: Ghost Camp by R.L. Stine, a.k.a. “When Harry Met Lucy” by on 25 December 2017

Title: Goosebumps #45 – Ghost Camp Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus Tagline: Be all that you can’t see! Summary: The Joke’s On Them! Harry and his brother, Alex, are dying to fit in at Camp Spirit Moon. But the camp has so many weird traditions. Like the goofy camp salute. The odd camp OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Recap #110: More & More Tales To Give You Goosebumps by R. L. Stine, A.K.A. “It Just Doesn’t Die!” by on 30 November 2017

Title: More & More Tales To Give You Goosebumps Author: R.L. Stine (And possibly Carolyn Crimi) Cover Artist: Tim Jacobus Tagline: N/A Summary: Reader Beware – You’re In For Ten More Scares! Will Aunt Vera’s book of magic spells spell scary trouble for Kari? Is Jeffrey a musical genius or is the old guitar he OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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Cover of Goosebumps Haunted Library, door and Hershey's welcome mat with title information

Recap #101: Goosebumps: Haunted Library by R. L. Stine, A.K.A. “The Lost Goosebumps” by on 31 October 2017

Title: Goosebumps Haunted Library Author: R.L. Stine Cover Artist: N/A Summary: Curly is not only the coolest of ghouls, he’s actually frightfully well read. He “freak”-quents the library often and gives “Goosebumps to all the browsers and loungers who dare to enter. The latest hair-raising additions to his private collection are three titles, “THE HALLOWEEN GAME,” OMG! What happens next??? Read on… »

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