13 Most Spook-tacular Goosebumps Books and Episodes

R.L. Stine has a lot to celebrate. The new Goosebumps movie is out, the Goosebumps TV series is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary, and Halloween is only moments away. 90’s children fascinated with all things gloomy and gothic will remember reading Stine’s books and watching his perfectly cheesy TV series.

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We’ve listed the 13 most spook-tacular Goosebumps books and episodes. But viewer beware…you’re in for a scare.

1. Let’s Get Invisible

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Not super spooky, but an episode heavy on the 90’s aesthetic. Also, the mirror totally foreshadowed J.K. Rowling’s Mirror of Erised.

Spook Factor: 3/10

2. Chillogy

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Karl is creepy and sweaty af. Also, why isn’t Jessica freaked out when she’s transported to an unfamiliar town where everyone wears awful wigs?! This is scary because the misfortune continues to get passed from kid to kid. And the creepy pig transformation.

Spook Factor: 4/10

3. Attack of the Jack-O-Lanterns

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There’s nothing more scary to a young child than being attacked by pumpkin people on Halloween, the most important night of the year.

Spook Factor: 4/10

4. Vampire Breath

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Imagine discovering you’re from a lineage of vampires and sleeping in a coffin. That alone makes this story spooky.

Spook Factor: 5/10

5. Stay Out of the Basement

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Basements alone are terrifying when you’re a kid. Especially basements crawling with creepy dads and plants that attack.

Spook Factor: 6/10

6. Say Cheese and Die!

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An epic book cover, tween Ryan Gosling, and a camera that causes a car accident and disappearances.

Spook Factor: 7/10

7. The Werewolf of Fever Swamp

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Two words: SWAMP HERMIT.

Spook factor: 8/10

8. Welcome to Dead House

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The iconic Goosebumps book. The first installment to the book series and the last episode of the TV series.

Spook Factor: 8/10

9. The Girl Who Cried Monster

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A universal fear for children is having no one believe in what you’re afraid of. Like when your parents won’t listen to you about the monsters that live under your bed. The Girl Who Cried Monster is about that fear. This story has one of the most shocking resolutions of the entire series.

Spook Factor: 9/10

10. The Haunted Mask

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Acknowledged as the most popular Goosebumps book in the series, this book is a classic example of horror fiction. The appearance of a new costume shop leads to a plan for revenge that goes terribly awry.

Spook Factor: 9/10

11. Welcome to Camp Nightmare

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The picture of Sabre, the creature haunting the camp, says it all.

Spook Factor: 10/10

12. One Day at Horrorland

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I remember the fear I felt because of the cliffhanger at the end of part I. So f*cking scary.

Spook Factor: 10/10

13. Night of the Living Dummy Saga

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Slappy is R.L. Stine’s most beloved villain. He’s sassy, he’s creepy, and he’ll turn your entire family into ventriloquist dummies.

Spook Factor: 10/10

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