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Get ready for more spooks and scares because the popular Goosebumps books by R.L. Stine are getting another live-action TV series!
Let’s take a trip back through time and remember our favorite series from childhood.
I am a huge fan of the Goosebumps books. I would borrow at least a couple at a time from my middle school’s library. Here is a list of some the scariest titles Stine has ever written.
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How could you handle learning that your whole human life was a lie and that you were actually a dog all along? Move over M. Night, R.L. Stine is the real twist god.
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Farms are already way too big and the country gets way too dark to be living on them in my opinion. But scarecrows that are sentient? Count me out.
2 – The Haunted Mask
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A terrifying mask that adheres to your face? Yeah, R.L. let’s just traumatize the youth of the world, why don’t cha?
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Okay, this one, to this very day is the reason why I hate dummies. They are creepy to look at and are always given a silly voice but the fact that R.L. Stine had the audacity to make Slappy move, speak and cause mayhem tossed me over the edge of giving dummies a huge NOPE.
So that’s my list and if you want to relive your childhood more, you can watch the series. Some are up on Youtube to watch for free or if you have Netflix you can watch it all there.
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Just this past weekend, during the annual thriller-writers conference, Thrillerfest, authors R.L. Stine, Lee Child, David Morrell, Heather Graham, and George R.R. Martin had a chance to sit together and discuss social media, their struggles as they strived for success, some of the stranger things fans have said to them during meet-and-greets, and more.
Three of the wordsmiths even decided to delve on into the world of Hollywood and discuss the quirks, fumbles, and just all-around generalized awkwardness that can come with doing a cameo-appearance in your own book-to-film adaptation (it was exactly everything you’d expect and oh, so much more)!
Author of all things spooky, R.L. Stine, had initially wondered if he should maybe just play himself in the 2015 film adaptation of Goosebumps! However, after a bit of disagreement from his fans (and his wife), he decided a short cameo within the film would be more than enough to satiate his hunger to be on screen. In the original script, Stine (who plays the Vice Principal in the school where the film-version of Stine teaches) was set to stand on-stage and hand one of the lead children a trophy.
I told the director I needed a line and he said, ‘okay…say something!’ so I handed the kid the trophy and said, ‘Congratulations, sonny!’
Popular Thriller writer and author of the Jack Reacher series, Lee Child, said that after he’s been given a script and asked to choose which scene he’d like a cameo in, he always chooses a scene essential to the plot that he knows cannot wind up on the cutting room floor. He also went on to describe the strange sort of feeling that comes along with meeting a character of your own creaton.
The production team thought me handing him the toothbrush would be like me, the creator of this character, passing the baton onto Tom Cruise…
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The legendary creator of the entire Game of Thrones franchise, George R.R. Martin, spoke about his cameo in his 1987 television-series, Beauty and the Beast. According to Martin, he assumed the cameo would be the perfect opportunity to plug his new book whilst eating a free cheeseburger or two. However he had no idea that the scene would take hours upon hours to shoot (and cheeseburgers upon cheeseburgers eaten).
These weren’t Shake Shack, or even McDonalds…I’m talking the twenty-four pack of microwavable cheeseburgers…so if you’re going to be a featured extra make sure you’re doing something your okay with doing ninety times in a row.
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