do u think any of the goosebumps books hold up

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Postby odilon redon » Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:19 pm

i was obsessed with these things as a spooky kid, wondering how they would fare through the lens of all the trauma accrued in adulthood and the modern age

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Postby auspice » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:51 pm

I had planned to get around to the 2nd and 3rd Fear Street films but that 1st one was so bad, I don't think it's worth it.

as for Goosebumps I think Say Cheese and Die! has a legitimately solid horror premise.
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Postby Seamus » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:59 pm

I was looking for my Goosebumps collection (to flip) and my Point Horror collection (to read some and to flip) round at my parents just before Halloween. I bet some of the Point Horror hold up.
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Postby Double McDouble » Thu Nov 25, 2021 7:03 pm

Probably not, but I want to believe that Monster Blood 2 does
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Postby rixx » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:31 pm



I played this Escape From Horrorland game as a child and it terrified me. so nostalgic now. it’s still creepy as shit, way scarier than most modern horror games for "adults." Theres something about FMVs and the unnatural textures of these early PC games that is just so scary
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Postby Locke » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:37 pm

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Postby Skerple » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:48 pm

auspice wrote:I had planned to get around to the 2nd and 3rd Fear Street films but that 1st one was so bad, I don't think it's worth it.

as for Goosebumps I think Say Cheese and Die! has a legitimately solid horror premise.


I thought about that premise constantly as a kid. so fun and scary.

I started leafing through one of the night of the living dummy ones and it had some funny writing and dialogue here and there. the plotting was really weird though. so it sort of held up.

I liked the one where the kid was a robot the whole time and he sees the wires in his arms
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Postby garbiel » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:49 pm

i remember a pretty fucked up goosebumps adjacent book where someone gets scalded to death by a ghost
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Postby Locke » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:50 pm

i know this is a goosebumps thread but the entire overarching plot of animorphs is so fucked up. i think about it all the time.
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Postby Skerple » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:51 pm

like by passing through it? or the ghost fucking scalds the kid with real life water!
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Postby Skerple » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:52 pm

either way is really scary
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Postby guy forget » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:02 pm

Locke wrote:i know this is a goosebumps thread but the entire overarching plot of animorphs is so fucked up. i think about it all the time.


Yeah man it rules
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Postby guy forget » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:03 pm

Tobias, whose home life is so fucked up he gets stuck forever as a hawk and is like “you know what this is an improvement”
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Postby auspice » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:10 pm

Welcome to Camp Nightmare has the funniest twist ending of Goosebumps by far

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Postby New Improved Alaska » Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:04 am

guy forget wrote:
Locke wrote:i know this is a goosebumps thread but the entire overarching plot of animorphs is so fucked up. i think about it all the time.


Yeah man it rules


Hell yeah
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Postby New Improved Alaska » Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:05 am

guy forget wrote:Tobias, whose home life is so fucked up he gets stuck forever as a hawk and is like “you know what this is an improvement”


This will haunt me forever lol
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Postby New Improved Alaska » Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:07 am

That scene at the end of the first book where he like shows up on one of the other kids window sills and is just like "Umm i got stuck in a cave" or whatever
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Postby woozy ducks » Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:09 am

auspice wrote:Welcome to Camp Nightmare has the funniest twist ending of Goosebumps by far



uh is that the evangelion theme in the background?
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Postby guy forget » Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:16 am

New Improved Alaska wrote:That scene at the end of the first book where he like shows up on one of the other kids window sills and is just like "Umm i got stuck in a cave" or whatever


AND THEN there is a later book where (far as I can remember) theres like a dorky kid who wants to join the animorphs and they tell him no so he rats them out or something to the yeerks so the ‘morphs end up trapping him in a little sewer pipe as a mouse for all eternity or something

Incredibly fucked up books, A+ all around
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Postby guy forget » Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:25 am

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Solution_(novel)

I kept finding parts of this plot summary I wanted to quote but you know what just read the whole thing
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Postby winjer » Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:26 am

these books are for kids
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Postby Locke » Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:35 am

Contributions to the series' story arc

  • David is trapped in rat morph.
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Postby i feel fine » Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:40 am

i read a bunch of these as a young lad and can't remember a single one
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Postby mybeardhurts » Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:03 am

my faint memory is that they leave the rat kid on a rock surrounded by water??? I read a lot of these and felt they were pretty good as a 9 year old
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Postby chairkicker » Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:27 am

i can't remember if i read any animorphs. i owned the first book for sure but i don't know if i got around to it. i must have but i remember nothing

there was this other young adult series from the era based around urban legends that i wish i could find. anyone remember? i loved that shit but i dropped one of the books in our home toilet filled with piss and that was the end of that
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Postby chairkicker » Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:29 am

not a short story collection like scar stories to tell in the dark but a loosely connected series of books following a single protagonist, i think, as he or she encounters urban legends in the wild
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Postby chairkicker » Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:48 am

yeah, someone help me find this urban legends series. it's not spinetinglers or bone chillers. i'm currently googling goosebumps-likes but i've had no luck
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Postby chairkicker » Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:49 am

i mean they weren't outright horror necessarily. pretty sure there was an area 51 plot to one of them. in fact, yeah, the books were very much young adult x-files from what i remember
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Postby chairkicker » Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:52 am

guess i should be googling young adult science fiction from the 90s
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