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Goosebumps
Goosebumps intertitle.png
Intertitle for the first and second seasons of the Goosebumps TV series
Genre
Created by R. L. Stine
Based on Goosebumps
by R.L. Stine
Developed by Deborah Forte
Theme music composer Jack Lenz
Composer(s) Jack Lenz
Country of origin Canada
United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 74 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Deborah Forte
Running time 24 minutes (regular)
48 minutes (specials)
Production company(s) Protocol Entertainment
Scholastic Entertainment
Gajdecki Visual Effects
Distributor 20th Television
Release
Original network YTV (Canada)
Fox Kids (U.S.)
Picture format 480i 4:3
Audio format Dolby Surround
Original release 27 October 1995 (1995-10-27) – 16 November 1998 (1998-11-16)

Goosebumps is a Canadian-American horror anthology television series based on R. L. Stine's best-selling Goosebumps book series. It is an anthology of stories about tweens and young teens finding themselves in creepy and unusual situations, typically involving supernatural elements or the occult.

Episodes

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 19 October 27, 1995 (1995-10-27) May 17, 1996 (1996-05-17)
2 25 August 10, 1996 (1996-08-10) July 20, 1997 (1997-07-20)
3 22 September 6, 1997 (1997-09-06) May 16, 1998 (1998-05-16)
4 8 September 14, 1998 (1998-09-14) November 16, 1998 (1998-11-16)

Home media

VHS releases

United Kingdom

Release name
Release date
Classifaction
Publisher
Format
Language Subtitles Notes
REF
The Haunted Mask 3 March 1997 PG 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment PAL English None
The Werewolf of Fever Swamp 23 February 1998 Not Rated 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment PAL English None This episode is the only one given a 12 certificate in the UK due to its moderate, supernatural threat and heavy themes/depictions of animals being hunted and killed.
Night of the Living Dummy III 1 October 1999 PG 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment PAL English None
Welcome to Camp Nightmare 1 October 1999 PG 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment PAL English None
A Night in Terror Tower 1 October 1999 PG 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment PAL English None
Stay Out of the Basement 1 October 1999 PG 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment PAL English None
The Haunted Mask II 1 October 1999 PG 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment PAL English None
One Day at HorrorLand 11 October 1999 PG 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment PAL English None
Return of the Mummy 23 September 2002 PG 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment PAL English None
Welcome to Dead House 30 September 2002 PG 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment PAL English None

United States

Release name
Release date
Classifaction
Publisher
Stock Number
Format
Language Subtitles Notes
REF
The Haunted Mask 12 March 1996 N/A 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 4461 NTSC English None
Stay Out of the Basement 3 September 1996 N/A 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 4464 NTSC English None
A Night in Terror Tower 3 September 1996 N/A 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 4463 NTSC English None
The Werewolf of Fever Swamp 25 March 1997 N/A 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 4394 NTSC English None
The Haunted Mask II 29 July 1997 N/A 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 4398 NTSC English None
Welcome to Dead House 23 September 1997 N/A 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 6040 NTSC English None
Night of the Living Dummy III 13 January 1998 N/A 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 4399 NTSC English None
The Haunted Mask
A Night in Terror Tower
Stay Out of the Basement
19 May 1998 N/A 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 4461
4463
4464
NTSC English None VHS Pack
The Werewolf of Fever Swamp
The Haunted Mask II
Welcome to Dead House
19 May 1998 N/A 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 4394
4398
6040
NTSC English None VHS Pack
Bride of the Living Dummy
An Old Story
15 September 1998 N/A 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 0498 NTSC English None 2 Episode on 1 VHS
One Day at HorrorLand 15 September 1998 N/A 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 0496 NTSC English None Part 1 & 2
Werewolf Skin 15 September 1998 N/A 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 0497 NTSC English None Part 1 & 2

DVD releases

Beginning in 2004, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment began releasing the series on DVD in individual volumes, containing one two part episode per disc but later changed sometimes two separate episodes per disc. Later releases included either two discs or multiple episodes on one disc.

Original releases

(With two episodes per disc, except for Chillogy):

Region 1
DVD title Season(s) Episode count Release date Episodes
The Haunted Mask II 2 2 7 September 2004 30-31 ("The Haunted Mask II")
Night of the Living Dummy III 43-44 ("Night of the Living Dummy III")
Welcome to Dead House 39-40 ("Welcome to Dead House")
The Werewolf of Fever Swamp 1 18-19 ("The Werewolf of Fever Swamp")
Cry of the Cat 4 12 April 2005 71-72 ("Cry of the Cat")
Deep Trouble 73-74 ("Deep Trouble")
How I Got My Shrunken Head 67-68 ("How I Got My Shrunken Head")
Chillogy 3 3 6 September 2005 63-65 ("Chillogy")
The Ghost Next Door 4 2 69-70 ("The Ghost Next Door")
Scary House 3 47 ("The House of No Return") and 54 ("The Haunted House Game")
A Shocker on Shock Street 5 September 2006 45 ("A Shocker on Shock Street") and 49 ("Click")
My Best Friend Is Invisible 50 ("An Old Story") and 46 ("My Best Friend Is Invisible")
Perfect School 55-56 ("Perfect School")
It Came from Beneath the Sink! 1, 3 11 September 2007 14 ("It Came from Beneath the Sink") and 61 ("Strained Peas")
Night of the Living Dummy 10 ("Night of the Living Dummy II") and 60 ("Bride of the Living Dummy")
Say Cheese and Die! 15 ("Say Cheese and Die") and 62 ("Say Cheese and Die... Again")

Double features

On 16 September 2008, twelve of the above sixteen discs were re-released in new double-feature sets, containing the same episodes as before.

Release name UK release date
(region 2)
Australian release date
(region 4)
North American release date
(region 1)
Notes
Night of the Living Dummy/
How I Got My Shrunken Head
- - 16 September 2008
Scary House/
Chillogy
16 September 2008
Perfect School/
My Best Friend Is Invisible
16 September 2008
It Came from Beneath the Sink/
Deep Trouble
16 September 2008
Ghost Next Door/
Shocker on Shock Street
16 September 2008
Cry of the Cat/
Say Cheese and Die
16 September 2008

Revival releases

Starting in 2008, new DVD sets were released to coincide with the Goosebumps HorrorLand revival books. These DVD's were a big upgrade from the previous releases, with menus and enhanced audio and picture quality Unlike the original releases, these sets include three to four 22-minute episodes, instead of two. They also feature new cover art, as opposed to previous releases which used the cover art for the corresponding series book. Many of the previously released titles have been re-released as well, but only new releases are included in this list. Out of all of these DVD releases, 69 out of the 74 episodes have been released on DVD in the United States, excluding the Haunted Mask parts 1 and 2 Werewolf Skin parts 1 and 2 and the Cuckoo Clock of Doom. The Haunted Mask and Werewolf Skin however were previously released on VHS.

Release name UK release date
(region 2)
Australian release date
(region 4)
North American release date
(region 1)
Notes
A Night in Terror Tower 16 September 2008 Also contains Stay Out of the Basement
Monster Blood 16 September 2008 Also contains More Monster Blood, How to Kill a Monster, and The Girl Who Cried Monster
One Day at HorrorLand 16 September 2008 Also contains Welcome To Camp Nightmare
Return of the Mummy 31 March 2009 Also contains Don't Wake Mummy and You Can't Scare Me!
The Scarecrow Walks At Midnight 31 March 2009 Also contains Don't Go To Sleep! and Calling All Creeps
The Headless Ghost 8 September 2009 Also contains Teacher's Pet and Awesome Ants
Attack of the Jack O'Lanterns 8 September 2009 Also contains Vampire Breath and Let's Get Invisible!
The Blob That Ate Everyone 7 September 2010 Also contains Piano Lessons Can Be Murder and My Hairiest Adventure
Go Eat Worms! 7 September 2010 Also contains Bad Hare Day and Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes
Ghost Beach 13 September 2011 Also contains The Barking Ghost and Be Careful What You Wish For...
Attack of the Mutant 13 September 2011 Also contains Phantom of the Auditorium
Release name UK release date
(region 2)
Australian release date
(region 4)
North American release date
(region 1)
Notes
The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight/
A Night in Terror Tower
11 September 2012
The Headless Ghost/
Ghost Beach
11 September 2012
One Day at HorrorLand/
Go Eat Worms!
11 September 2012

Season sets

On 26 November 2012, Revelation Films started to release season sets of the series in the United Kingdom (DVD region 2).

Release name Release date Notes
Season One 26 November 2012
Season Two 25 March 2013
Seasons Three and Four 19 August 2013
The Complete Collection 28 October 2013

On 2 April 2014, Madman Entertainment released the entire series in four DVD sets as well as a "Most Wanted Collection" in Australia and New Zealand (DVD region 4).

Release name Release date Notes
Season One 4 February 2014
Season Two 7 May 2014
Season Three 4 June 2014
Season Four 9 July 2014
Goosebumps - Most Wanted 9 July 2014

Online

  • The complete series is now on iTunes.
  • The series is available for streaming on Netflix (United States, United Kingdom, and Canada).

Goosebumps Presents

The books in the original Goosebumps series that were made into episodes of the Goosebumps television series were subsequently re-released in a series called Goosebumps Presents. The main difference between the books in this series and their original publications is that the Goosebumps Presents editions contained photos from the corresponding episodes. Eighteen books were released from 1996 to 1998.


# Title Original published date Pages ISBN
01 The Girl Who Cried Monster 5 February 1996 57 ISBN: 0-590-74586-7
Telling so many tall-tale monster stories that she is disgusting her friends and family, Lucy Dark does not know what to do when she discovers a "real" monster in the summer reading program librarian.
02 The Cuckoo Clock of Doom 20 May 1996 56 ISBN: 0-590-74587-5
Deciding to get even with his bratty little sister, who always gets him in trouble, Michael Webster fiddles with their father's antique clock, planning to blame Tara, and accidentally sets time backwards.
03 Welcome to Camp Nightmare 15 July 1996 68 ISBN: 0-590-74588-3
Billy Harlan enjoys the days of baseball, archery, and swimming at Camp Nightmoon until a series of strange accidents plague his fellow campers, and Billy begins to suspect that he will be next.
04 Return of the Mummy 2 September 1996 64 ISBN: 0-590-74589-1
Full-color photographs from the television show illustrate the Egyptian adventure of Gabe and his cousin Sari, who find themselves trapped in a mummy's tomb while the mummy is somewhere outside.
05 Night of the Living Dummy II 11 November 1996 56 ISBN: 0-590-74590-5
Slappy, the evil ventriloquist dummy, comes to the home of aspiring young ventriloquist Amy and proves to her that he can walk, talk, and make plenty of trouble all by himself.
06 My Hairiest Adventure 23 December 1996 64 ISBN: 0-590-82519-4
Larry and his friends slap on some tanning lotion found in the garage, believing that they will get great tans (despite being expired), but Larry begins to sprout hair, his friends start to vanish one by one (with their parents denying that they ever existed), and dogs chasing Larry more so than usual.
07 The Headless Ghost 30 December 1996 64 ISBN: 0-590-93954-8
Deciding to go ghost hunting in Hill House, a seaside house said to be haunted, two friends encounter a strange boy who may be the ghost of a boy who was beheaded by a deranged sea captain.
08 Be Careful What You Wish for 6 January 1997 59 ISBN: 0-590-93955-6
Sick of being bullied and being a total klutz, Samantha is granted three wishes after helping a strange lady in black find her way home, but Samantha discovers that the wishes granted to her have a nasty way of backfiring.
09 Go Eat Worms! 10 February 1997 56 ISBN: 0-590-93959-9
Todd's worm obsession turns sticky (and slimy) when his test subjects begin stalking him.
10 Bad Hare Day 17 March 1997 57 ISBN: 0-590-93960-2
Tim Swanson loves Amaz-O the magician so much that he steals a bag of the performer's tricks, and soon Tim's life is taken over by a talking rabbit with an evil mind and shameless scruples.
11 Let's Get Invisible! 28 April 1997 58 ISBN: 0-590-93968-8
Discovering a strange, magic mirror that enables them to become invisible, Max and his friends are delighted until it becomes increasingly difficult for them to become visible again.
12 Attack of the Mutant 26 May 1997 63 ISBN: 0-590-93969-6
Skipper Matthews adores comic books, especially those featuring the evil supervillain Masked Mutant, until he is drawn into a terrifying adventure and must save the world from the sinister schemes of the Masked Mutant himself.
13 Ghost Beach 2 June 1997 59 ISBN: 0-590-29994-8
Exploring a cave by the beach, Jerry and his sister Terri ignore the warnings of local kids Sam and Louisa that the cave is haunted until they find out that the ghosts on the beach are closer than they think.
14 You Can't Scare Me! 28 July 1997 60 ISBN: 0-590-30663-4
Eddie and his friends set out to scare show-off Courtney – but the town's legendary mud monsters (mud-covered zombies of the town's drowned settlers) have plans of their own to make Eddie and his friends scream.
15 Monster Blood 25 August 1997 60 ISBN: 0-590-30547-6
Evan and Andy find themselves in a sticky situation when they find a can of "Monster Blood" in an empty room of Evan's aunt's house – and the slime begins to grow to frightening proportions.
16 Attack of the Jack-o'-Lanterns 20 October 1997 58 ISBN: 0-590-37511-3
Drew Brockman notices that an evil transformation seems to have come over her friends Shane and Shana after they dress up like monsters with pumpkin heads for Halloween.
17 Calling All Creeps! 1 December 1997 64 ISBN: 0-590-39058-9
Nerdy Ricky Beamer's plan to get back at the girl who kicked him off the school newspaper turns into a plot to enslave humanity when a group of reptilian aliens begin calling Ricky after hours.
18 Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes 16 February 1998 64 ISBN: 0-590-46441-8
Pink flamingos, plastic deer--Joe Burton's dad loves lawn ornaments and does not want to lose to his militant neighbor in the annual lawn contest. But when he brings home two little front yard gnomes with red stocking caps and shiny eyes, the terror begins.


Reboot

On 28 April 2020, it was announced that a reboot live action TV series was in the works by Scholastic Entertainment, Sony Pictures Television and Neal H. Moritz's production company Original Film who produced both the 2015 film and its sequel.

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