“Goosebumps” Author R.L. Stine Reveals the Scariest Book He’s Ever Read

“Goosebumps” Author R.L. Stine Reveals the Scariest Book He’s Ever Read

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Author of the famously chilling ‘Goosebumps’ series, R.L. Stine revealed some pretty interesting facts about himself in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly. Apparently he never planned on being scary!    ‘Goosebumps,’ which turns 25 this year, is the product of a number of influences from throughout Stine’s life. The original, very dark story of ‘Pinocchio’ was read to him by his mother when he was a toddler. In this version, “Pinocchio takes a big wooden mallet and smashes Jiminy Cricket against the wall, and then he falls asleep with his feet on the stove and burns his feet off.” To this …

Readers Beware: R. L. Stine has A NEW SERIES!

Readers Beware: R. L. Stine has A NEW SERIES!

R. L. Stine shaped (or, let’s be honest, scarred) most of our childhoods with his 130 Goosebumps books. He chose the right place, then, when he chose to announce his new Goosebumps series at Comic Con, in front of people dressed as monsters and other cosplayed supernatural beings. That series: a comic series with Marvel called “Man-Thing.”   Marvel first debuted “Man-Thing” in 1971. Stine will change the monster that was once speechless to finally be able to vocalize. The new comic is inspired by a 1950 comic series called “Tales from the Crypt.” In an interview with New York Times, Stine says, “My …