|R.L. Stine surrounded by his creations.|
After the success of his young adult horror novels, Parachute Press persuaded R.L. Stine to write a series of scary books for a younger audience. Stine conceived of an anthology series that focused on a rotating cast of characters in various locations; typically with young children using their wits to deal with horrific situations. Stine used pop culture, real life influences and memories of his own childhood fears to devise stories that blended humor and horror usually by coming up with a title first. After seeing an ad in the TV Guide with the slogan “It’s goosebumps week on Channel 11,” Stine found the title for his series: Goosebumps.
|The very first Goosebumps.|
|Stine's wall o' Goosebumps stuff.|
|Fear can age you.|
|Who's the dummy?|
|The Haunted Mask comes to life.|
|Make sure your fathers are properly fed and watered.|
|Step right up for the scariest theme park ever!|
Originally posted in 2015. Updated in 2018.