Goosebumps episodes that would make good movies?

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  1. thealiasman2000 Registered

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    I just heard that Adam Sandler is releasing "Click", a movie that has the exact same plot, and even the same title, as a "Goosebumps" episode.

    And it got me thinking: what other "Goosebumps" episodes/books would make good movies?

    Which ones would work better with an adult cast? And which ones work better on the big screen?

    What do you think?
     
  2. Mr. Credible jukebox hero

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    heh... you just went up a notch in my book... that puts you at notch one.

    i don't really remember too many of the goosebumps episodes, though. i remember the 'death camera' one... and, something about a mask.

    god, it's been so long.
     
  3. deathshead2 Registered

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    Death camera and ofcorse the rest of the goosebumps show used to scare the crap out of me as a kid. Also that one about the superhero kid who finds out he is really from a comic book and the one where the family gets trapped at the theme park. And possible the dummy.
     
  4. D'Artagnan Registered

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    LOL, Goosebumps. What a load of crap. Churned out one a week by 'RL Stine'.

    Here is the plot of every Goosebumps book...

    "I was on summer vacation, and I went to a weird old town to stay with my aunt and uncle. Unfortunetly, my annoying younger brother came with me. One day I went into the old attic - it was really creepy in there! Then I felt a hand on my shoulder....!

    Turns out it was my brother, playing a prank. Then I felt a hand on my other shoulder......!

    But it was my uncle, telling us to get out. Then I felt another hand on my shoulder....!

    And so on for another 50 pages or however thin those books where.
     
  5. C.F. Kane Registered

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    Well, the Goosebumps series pretty much already has been made into movies.

    Night of the Living Dummy? Child's Play.

    The Blob that Ate Everything? The Blob, obviously.

    The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight? Umm... Batman Begins.
     
  6. Wilhelm-Scream Registered

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    That's weird. This preposterous thread has him 30 notchs lower on my scale, which puts him at negative 4,030 now.
     
  7. BruceforLizard Registered

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    I think Say Cheese or Die would make an interesting movie. (Death Camera)

    Also if they did Night of the Living Dummy it would just look like a Childs Play to me.
     
  8. Vapor Omlette Du Fromage

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    I don't think very many of them could be fleshed out into full length movies.. Having said that possibly One Day at Horrorland (or whatever it was called), Scarecrow Walks at Midnight and maybe Were-Wolf Skin... But they would have to make them more darker if they were to make them into movies.
     
  9. Sentinel X optical illusion

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    HAHAHA

    Then I felt another hand on my shoulder.....AAAHHHH!!! Michael Jackson!!!
     
  10. C.F. Kane Registered

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    I only read them to see what non-sequitor Stine could end them with.

    ... and then, I LAID AN EGG!
    ... and then, THE FLOWERBED TOLD ME THAT IT DID MY MOM!
    ... and then, I ACTED LIKE A BEE FROM TIME TO TIME!





    I'm not making these up.
     
  11. Leto Atrides Guest

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    R.L. Stine now writes regular Steven King-type horror now, oddly enough.

    The general concept of the one about the haunted themepark could make a decent horror flick, but not the actual plot.

    Most are based on old folk stories, horror movies, and Twilight Zone and Outer Limits episodes anyway, so why not base the movies on these?
     
  12. LostSon88 Registered

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    Damn, dude. Relax...

    Did your childhood like...suck or something? Why such hostility?
     
  13. BT18 Registered

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    I just done gone through a timewarp.

    Hey anyone here that new band Ace of Base ?
     
  14. BT18 Registered

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    BTW R.L. Stines stock in trade was uber-mediocrity and getting as rich as he could as fast as he could. It's really not the best place to look for a source of a movie adaptation. I still remember him admitting to and actually being proud of the ethic of putting out 1 or 2 books a month and starting with the title, then thinking of a story that fits the title.
     
  15. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    Ha! Its funny cuz its true.
     
  16. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    I would read an R.L. Stine book just to see it end like that.
     
  17. Leto Atrides Guest

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    Just go for it. It takes all of 45 minutes to read one.
     
  18. jmao Pot Head

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    ive read 2 goosebumps books in my life, both horrible... and ive watched a few of the goosebumps episodes, beign that i was a kid when it came out... none of em scary... or mildly interesting... the only thing i remember about goosebumps is neve campbell was in one of em... and she was hot then too haha


    anyways, you know which book is it on?
     
  19. Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    He's right though. Goosebumps is a bunch of lame, thin, hurriedly-written books, based on ideas watered down from horror movies.
     

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