46. Goosebumps

Air Dates: October 27, 1995 - November 16, 1998
Network: FOX Kids, The Hub
Best Episode: "Welcome To Dead House" (June 29, 1997)

Before one can graduate to the advanced, grown-up horrors of author such as Stephen King and Jack Ketchum, budding scare enthusiasts must endure the PG-rated thrills conceived by R.L. Stine. From 1992 to 1997, Stine's Goosebumps book series gave kids their very own nightmare factory—62 novels' worth of monsters, ghosts, and demons, to be exact. So it was only natural that Goosebumps would be adapted into an anthology TV show for the youth—their very own Twilight Zone.

Using Stine's plots, the televisionseries Goosebumps supplied the frights in humble portions—it's a kids show, after all. In that pre-legal-age realm, though, it's a hoot. Goofy yet ominous episode titles such as “Night Of The Living Dummy” and “Say Cheese And Die” exemplify the Goosebumps spirit: Scare the kiddies, but also keep the fun intact.

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