Saturday, October 20, 2012

Books On Film | Goosebumps

It may be surprising, but many children love horror!

R.L. Stine has written over 300 horror books for young readers since 1986. His long-lasting series, Goosebumps, is very popular among elementary and middle school students. The books are scary and age-appropriate, without being gross.

In 1995, Fox and Scholastic Productions adapted the books into a television show (TV-Y7). It was one of several children's horror shows airing the mid-to-late 90s, which included series such as Nickelodeon's Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Disney's Eerie, Indiana. Goosebumps was on the air for four years and the DVDs from the show are still frequently checked out at the library.

Stine continues to write in the series today and has even created a spinoff series, Goosebumps Horrorland. If you have a child that likes the scary stuff have them check out the Goosebumps series or even Mostly Ghostly and Rotten School (other series by R.L. Stine).

Goosebumps (TV Show) Intro:
[Source: YouTube]

What was your favorite scary story as a child? Comment below!

[Bibliographic Source: - About R.L.]
[Book cover courtesy of LibraryThing

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