Goosebumps: Dead of Night video game gets a spooky trailer

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

Cosmic Forces, Sony Pictures and Scholastic have unveiled a spooky new trailer for Goosebumps: Dead of Night, a first-person survival horror video game that places fans of R.L. Stine's world famous novel series at the center of an interactive nightmare.

As you can see from the official announcement trailer above, Goosebumps: Dead of Night finds the series' classic villain Slappy the Dummy stealing pages from many of Stine's tales of terror. Once stolen, Slappy evokes the magic within the author's work, thereby unleashing hordes of monsters on an unsuspecting world on innocents. As the player, you're expected to survive the monster mash by solving a series of puzzles and avoiding capture as things that go bump in the night pursue you, relentlessly. To add to the game's authenticity, Goosebumps: Dead of Night includes voice-over work by Jack Black, who portrayed Stine in both GOOSEBUMPS (2015) and GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN (2018).

According to Cosmic Forces, Goosebumps: Dead of Night, is a "reimagining" of their mobile VR game, Goosebumps: Night of Scares. This version will feature improved graphics, additional gameplay chapters, new monsters, and expanded Stine House, improved AI, and much more.

Man, I don't know about you, but Slappy freaks me out. Then again, I haven't been a fan of ventriloquist dummies since my fifth grade teacher, Mr. Gizmondi, treated my class to a viewing of Rod Serling's "The Dummy," a classic Twilight Zone episode that still sends chills down my spine to this very day. If it were up to me, all ventriloquist dummies would become nothing more than firewood. Perhaps that's a tad harsh, but given the state of the world nowadays, I'm not afraid to lay it all on the line.

Goosebumps: Night of Scares will be released this Summer for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Source: Cosmic Forces

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.