I caught an episode of Goosebumps yesterday on Nickelodeon, and it brought back memories of when my kids watched the shows and read most of the 62 books. Goosebumps is a series of scary novels written by R. L. Stine, and it became a TV series as well.
These are funny, frightening and Alfred Hitchock-ish stories. The original books, according to Wikipedia, date back to 1992 to 1997 with additional novels following in 2000. Stine sold 350 million books and these aren’t the Bobbsey Twins or Nancy Drew. I remember reading those. These will have you on the edge of your seat from the get-go. Some Goosebumps novels hit the children’s New York Times Best Seller list.
The episode I saw had a life-size doll that gradually steals life from its owner. Creeped me out. And it’s a two-parter. It reminded me of ”Are you afraid of the dark” episodes — the clown episode. Ohhhh memories! These aren’t for the younger set, but they are definitely bonding material in a snowstorm for the older kids. If you want to watch, check out the Internet or Nickelodeon, but as the announcer says, ”Viewer, beware, you’re in for a scare!”