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Jack the Giant Killer scribe Darren Lemke takes on the Goosebumps adaptation

01.16.2012

There's a certain comfort in knowing that if I mention the book series, Goosebumps that the majority of you will experience a sweet nostalgia. I know I do. Back in the 90s, I was filled with immense joy when a new book would come out. Over the years, I would go back and revisit my favorite ones like "One Day at Horrorland" or "The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena". R.L. Stine was one of the best horror writers for kids.

Taking Goosebumps to the big screen has been on the plate over at Columbia for a bit now. The studio picked up the rights to 50 books from the series. There's no word on whether they were using them for inspiration or would settle on one eventually. It's also possible that they will adapt more than one title if all goes well. All that's mentioned is that they are trying to "crack the code for the story".

Several writers have been attached though none have stuck so far. The latest scribe to sign on is Darren Lemke who recently wrote the screenplay for Bryan Singer's JACK THE GIANT KILLER. Can't say that I completely approve but I have been surprised by certain writers in the past. Regardless of how it turns out, I will still check it out when it hits Netflix.

Extra Tidbit: Favorite Goosebumps book?
Source: THR

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12:41AM on 01/17/2012
Say Cheese and Die AKA the book that Final Destination was based on.
Say Cheese and Die AKA the book that Final Destination was based on.
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11:03PM on 01/16/2012
Easily Night of the Living Dummy. Slappy scared the crap out of me as a kid.

But all of the books are great and like you Niki, I am a huge fan and have all of the books in my basement. One of the best things of my childhood.
Easily Night of the Living Dummy. Slappy scared the crap out of me as a kid.

But all of the books are great and like you Niki, I am a huge fan and have all of the books in my basement. One of the best things of my childhood.
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11:40PM on 01/16/2012

Fear Street

Seriously, why is Goosebumps always synonymous with R.L. Stine? No love ever for FEAR STREET. This is the series that made RL Stine popular. As time goes by it seems I can never find anyone else that read the Fear Street novels more than Goosebumps. He didn't even come out with Goosebumps until well after a ton of Fear Street novels were made. Fear Street was actually SCARY for teenagers: actual murder, gore, horror, etc. Goosebumps was way too corny in my opinion.
Seriously, why is Goosebumps always synonymous with R.L. Stine? No love ever for FEAR STREET. This is the series that made RL Stine popular. As time goes by it seems I can never find anyone else that read the Fear Street novels more than Goosebumps. He didn't even come out with Goosebumps until well after a ton of Fear Street novels were made. Fear Street was actually SCARY for teenagers: actual murder, gore, horror, etc. Goosebumps was way too corny in my opinion.
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8:51PM on 01/17/2012
Never fear! I love Fear Street and I still read one for old times sake I've never read Goosebumps, but my younger brother did. Maybe it's an age thing.
Never fear! I love Fear Street and I still read one for old times sake I've never read Goosebumps, but my younger brother did. Maybe it's an age thing.
5:22PM on 01/17/2012
I Say They Make A Horror Anthology Like Creepshow, Or Some Kind Of Interwoven Story Like Trick 'R Treat. That Would Be Amazing To Watch. And "How I Learned To Fly" Was A Personal Favorite Of Mine, Though More Of A Sci-Fi Story Than A Horror
I Say They Make A Horror Anthology Like Creepshow, Or Some Kind Of Interwoven Story Like Trick 'R Treat. That Would Be Amazing To Watch. And "How I Learned To Fly" Was A Personal Favorite Of Mine, Though More Of A Sci-Fi Story Than A Horror
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12:43PM on 01/17/2012
was thinking the other day that a goosebumps movie had to be in the works, i mean everything else from my childhood is being made into a film. i hope they can pull it off. i liked The Beast From the East
was thinking the other day that a goosebumps movie had to be in the works, i mean everything else from my childhood is being made into a film. i hope they can pull it off. i liked The Beast From the East
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6:31AM on 01/17/2012
Abominable Snowman of Pasadena is a major favorite for me, Werewolf of Fever Swamp? Scarecrow Walks at Midnight? I was huge into GB! This news is actually so legit, and brings a big smile, a nice change of pace from a lot of news of upcoming projects these days...
Abominable Snowman of Pasadena is a major favorite for me, Werewolf of Fever Swamp? Scarecrow Walks at Midnight? I was huge into GB! This news is actually so legit, and brings a big smile, a nice change of pace from a lot of news of upcoming projects these days...
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7:54PM on 01/17/2012
There was an anthology movie in the 1950's called 'Dead of Night,' featuring Michael Redgrave. It was a family gathering together to discuss strange events that either they'd heard about, or had dealt with themselves - and subsequently, it gets into the stories as a series of short films.

Now, if they made a GOOSEBUMPS film like this, it could work really well; just as long as the framing story were truly in the same creepy vein as the smaller stories.

And as for MY favorites? 'Stay Out
There was an anthology movie in the 1950's called 'Dead of Night,' featuring Michael Redgrave. It was a family gathering together to discuss strange events that either they'd heard about, or had dealt with themselves - and subsequently, it gets into the stories as a series of short films.

Now, if they made a GOOSEBUMPS film like this, it could work really well; just as long as the framing story were truly in the same creepy vein as the smaller stories.

And as for MY favorites? 'Stay Out of the Basement,' 'Monster Blood,' 'Welcome To Camp Nightmare,' and...ohhh, maybe 'Night of the Living Dummy.' Oh, and 'Let's Get Invisible!' And...okay, I'll stop now. :p
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5:50PM on 01/17/2012
The Werewolf of Fever Swamp, The Barking Ghost, A Shocker on Shock Street, Go Eat Worms, Deep Trouble.... ah the 90's
The Werewolf of Fever Swamp, The Barking Ghost, A Shocker on Shock Street, Go Eat Worms, Deep Trouble.... ah the 90's
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4:36PM on 01/17/2012
STAY OUT OF THE BASEMENT!!
STAY OUT OF THE BASEMENT!!
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2:48PM on 01/17/2012
Horrorland is a great one. I also loved How to Kill a Monster and The Beast from the East. I had every single book in the original series. Sadly I think my mom gave all my books away to some of my younger cousins.
Horrorland is a great one. I also loved How to Kill a Monster and The Beast from the East. I had every single book in the original series. Sadly I think my mom gave all my books away to some of my younger cousins.
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10:52AM on 01/17/2012
I always loved The Haunted Mask and all of the Night of the Living Dummy books. I think I used to watch those old episodes of the show ALL THE TIME! I'd be pretty happy to see them make either of those into a movie
I always loved The Haunted Mask and all of the Night of the Living Dummy books. I think I used to watch those old episodes of the show ALL THE TIME! I'd be pretty happy to see them make either of those into a movie
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