#TBT: Goosebumps

By Tristin Marshall

As we sit glued to our chairs on Wednesday nights to watch American Horror Story or binge watch The Walking Dead, we have forgotten about the series that scared us the most as children — Goosebumps.

The book series, written by R.L. Stine, was released in 1992 greeting kids with Welcome to Dead House. As of 2012, CNN reported that Stine has reportedly sold over 300 million books worldwide, noting that only the real 90s kids would remember the TV series that unfortunately only lasted from ’95-’98.

“When I was young, I would go to the library and check out a bunch of Goosebumps books at a time. Then, I would go to Blockbuster and watch all the TV shows,” said Jireh Kinsey, a UI sophomore.

Kid favorites included Night of the Living Dummy and The Haunted Masked.

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There’s a rumor that the series will be turned into a movie, and Jack Black would be cast as the Stine, himself, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

If this does in fact happen, we need to put our copies of Fifty Shades of Grey down and relive one of the best memories of our childhood.

R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series gave kids back in the day chills down their spines and sleepless nights. Hopefully Hollywood would stop remaking ’70s horror classics and make this into a cinematic classic, so we can show kids these days what they’ve been missing and hope that another author follows suit with a new scary series.

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