Goosebumps (TV Series)

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Goosebumps (TV Series)
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Viewer beware, you’re in for a scare!
Genre: Horror
Paranormal
Fantasy
Thriller
Running Time: 24 minutes
Country: United States
Canada
Release Date: October 27, 1995 – November 16, 1998
Network(s): Fox Kids
Created by: R.L. Stine
Distributed by: 20th Television
Seasons: 4
Episodes: 74


Goosebumps is a Canadian-American horror anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's best-selling horror-book series of the same name.

Summary

It's about an anthology of kids, pre-teens, and teenagers finding themselves in eerie and unusual situations, typically involving supernatural elements based on the terrifying book franchise.

Why It Rocks

  1. Very memorable, spooky and unforgettable theme music.
  2. Wonderful acting, mainly from the child actors like Nicole Dicker, Hamille Rustia and John White.
  3. The episodes are unforgettable, such as The Headless Ghost, The Haunted Mask, The Ghost Next Door, The Phantom of the Auditorium, etc..
  4. Excellent casting choices.
  5. Has many loyalties toward it's source material.
  6. The casting choices for the characters are well-done.
  7. Much like The Twilight Zone, almost each and every episode has it's own spine-chilling twist ending.
  8. A few decent special-effects, such as with the mirror's alternative universe in the episode Let's Get Invisible.
  9. Likable, memorable and well-developed characters, even the monsters/villains.
  10. The author of the books himself, R.L. Stine, has made a couple of guest appearances in a few episodes.
  11. The Goosebumps franchise became so popular due to the books and TV show that it even got it's own film adaptation (along with a pretty OK sequel) a couple of decades later, which was just as good if not better.

Bad Qualities

  1. The special effects can get cheesy at times and didn’t age well. For example, in "Be Careful What You Wish For...", Judith wishes for everyone to admire her and she gets turned into a statue which looks terrible.
  2. There can be a few disloyalties to the books here and there.
  3. Many books never got an episode, such as Night of the Living Dummy and Curse of the Mummy's Tomb which the show skipped straight to their sequels.

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