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Sam Raimi produces the adaptation of R.L. Stine's The Sitter

10.07.2010

One of my favorite things from childhood aside from the original Nickelodeon cartoon line-up (from the 90's) was R.L. Stine's "Goosebumps" books.

Well, instead of getting a plot for a movie out of the "Goosebumps" series, it looks like one is coming from one of Stine's adult novels, "The Sitter". Guess will be producing? Mr. Sam Raimi.

Ghost House Pictures, the production company that Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Nathan Kahane share has picked up the rights for the novel. When it's all said and done the adaptation will be titled, THE AU PAIR. Ghost House nabbed Dana Stevens to write the script. She worked with Raimi in the past on FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME. The last project Steven penned was LIFE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT with Angelina Jolie.

Book Summary:

"Ellie Saks is dying to escape the city. She's sick of dead-end jobs, her mother's disapproval, her loser ex-boyfriend, Clay, who won't take a hint, and the memories of a terrible incident that occurred years ago. When her best friend suggests a summer in the Hamptons, full of glitzy parties, cool cocktails, and hot dates, Ellie's on the first Jitney out. To fund all this glamour, Ellie takes a job as a nanny. From the outside, the family's beachfront home is perfect. But then Ellie meets four-year-old Brandon, who hasn't spoken for months. The boy's icy stare and demonic laughter make clear to Ellie that he is troubled, haunted by something too horrible for words. She begins to receive threatening messages and disturbing gifts. But it's not until she barely escapes a harrowing experience that she realizes her life may depend on figuring out who's behind it: Clay? Brandon? And why? And every once in a while, in a crowd, she sees a face she hasn't seen in seven years—the face of a boy who died long ago. It would seem that Ellie's summer of fun has turned into a summer of horror—one she'll never forget . . . if she survives it at all."

Extra Tidbit: "Goosebumps" and ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? were where it was at as far as kid horror goes.
Source: THR

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3:45PM on 10/09/2010

typical, horror movie

This sounds like a typical teen horror. we really dont need anymore of these. The last good horror film i saw was the last house on the left probably.
This sounds like a typical teen horror. we really dont need anymore of these. The last good horror film i saw was the last house on the left probably.
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8:23PM on 10/08/2010

Fuck yeah, Niki

those shows were the shit, yo.
those shows were the shit, yo.
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2:26PM on 10/08/2010
Where's the "Fear Street" love?
Where's the "Fear Street" love?
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7:31AM on 10/08/2010
That episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark where Nosferatu comes out of the movie Last Action Hero style was awesome. And the one where the kid stole the funhouse clown's nose? Classic.
That episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark where Nosferatu comes out of the movie Last Action Hero style was awesome. And the one where the kid stole the funhouse clown's nose? Classic.
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1:11AM on 10/08/2010

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My word, seeing people reminisce about "Are You Afraid Of The Dark" and "Goosebumps" brings tears to my eyes. The power of nostalgia has swept over me. Kids programming today is oh so wack!
My word, seeing people reminisce about "Are You Afraid Of The Dark" and "Goosebumps" brings tears to my eyes. The power of nostalgia has swept over me. Kids programming today is oh so wack!
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1:04AM on 10/08/2010
I love that books so much that I still read " Welcome to the dead house ", " the girl who cried monster ", " the haunted mask " and "welcome to camp nightmare" like If I am ten again.. This books were one of the best parts of my 90's..
I love that books so much that I still read " Welcome to the dead house ", " the girl who cried monster ", " the haunted mask " and "welcome to camp nightmare" like If I am ten again.. This books were one of the best parts of my 90's..
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10:25PM on 10/07/2010
I will forever love R.L. Stine for giving me great childhood memories of Goosebumbs. I have so many books of the collection and damn proud of it. Goosebumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark and Nickelodeon 90's televison was the greatest thing on television as a kid growing up in the 90's and still is. I would kill to get all of those shows on dvd. One of my favorite Goosebump characters was Slappy.
I will forever love R.L. Stine for giving me great childhood memories of Goosebumbs. I have so many books of the collection and damn proud of it. Goosebumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark and Nickelodeon 90's televison was the greatest thing on television as a kid growing up in the 90's and still is. I would kill to get all of those shows on dvd. One of my favorite Goosebump characters was Slappy.
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10:21PM on 10/07/2010

oh man..

i too own 90% of the Goosebumps series (but currently in a box in the basement) and i used to watch Are You Afraid of the Dark every single day at 4 when i got off the school bus. GOOD SHIT!
i too own 90% of the Goosebumps series (but currently in a box in the basement) and i used to watch Are You Afraid of the Dark every single day at 4 when i got off the school bus. GOOD SHIT!
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10:05PM on 10/07/2010
I loved the Goosebumps books but in terms of the TV series, Are You Afraid of the Dark > Goosebumps without question. Goosebumps was tame as hell whereas Are You Afraid of the Dark could be surprisingly scary shit. Granted, there are some terrible Are You Afraid of the Dark eps out there but when it was great, it was damn great.
I loved the Goosebumps books but in terms of the TV series, Are You Afraid of the Dark > Goosebumps without question. Goosebumps was tame as hell whereas Are You Afraid of the Dark could be surprisingly scary shit. Granted, there are some terrible Are You Afraid of the Dark eps out there but when it was great, it was damn great.
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8:35PM on 10/07/2010
I still own 90% of the original Goosebumps series. And AYAotD.....words can't explain how much I loved it.
I still own 90% of the original Goosebumps series. And AYAotD.....words can't explain how much I loved it.
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10:35PM on 10/07/2010
Lol!! Me too! I have all my Goosebumps books sitting next to my grad school books! That shows their quality!
Lol!! Me too! I have all my Goosebumps books sitting next to my grad school books! That shows their quality!
8:09PM on 10/07/2010
Re - Extra Tidbit: Don't forget "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark."
Re - Extra Tidbit: Don't forget "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark."
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8:54PM on 10/07/2010
I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE THAT SERIES!!!! Seriously, I had all 3 books, and they did their job of scaring the shit out of me as a child. Props for the mention!
I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE THAT SERIES!!!! Seriously, I had all 3 books, and they did their job of scaring the shit out of me as a child. Props for the mention!
10:22PM on 10/07/2010
yes! the illustrations in those books were creepy as hell and i've never forgotten them. Terrifying shit when youre 7 years old
yes! the illustrations in those books were creepy as hell and i've never forgotten them. Terrifying shit when youre 7 years old
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