R. L. Stine’s GOOSEBUMPS series might be coming to the big screen

Oh this has us as giddy as a girl on prom night. Could it be? Could there actually be a full fledged feature adaptation of R.L. Stine’s great horror series Goosebumps in the works for the big screen? Read on for the details.


The last little rumblings about the Goosebumps series was that Carl Ellsworth (co-writer of Red Dawn and Disturbia) had come aboard to write the screenplay.As with everything, things have changed, and now Darren Lemke (Jack the Giant Killer) is starting over from Page One.

Per THR’s Heat Vision Blog, Neal Moritz and his Sony-based Original Films shingle are producing, as is Scholastic Entertainment’s Deborah Forte. Columbia picked up the rights to the more than 50 books written by R.L. Stine in May 2008. Along with Ellsworth, the project has seen several other writers, but the studio hasn’t been satisfied, turning now to Lemke.

The Goosebumps series is known for paying homage to classic sci-fi/horror movies such as Night of the Living Dead and Invasion of the Body Snatchers as well as the twist endings of “The Twilight Zone”. This series was great. It gave kids a good reading source and even a few god scares. Hopefully all turns out well for this project.

,ore coming your way as it develops.

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  1 comment for “R. L. Stine’s GOOSEBUMPS series might be coming to the big screen

  1. January 14, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    I remember the TV show of Goosebumps. Use to watch them religiously – now I’m proud to say that I own them on DVD. I hope this comes true because I would love to see a movie length version of The Werewolf Of Fever Swamp or Shocker On Shock Street or even The Haunted Mask. Just nothing with Slappy. Those dummies give me the wiggins.

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