Sunday, September 19, 2010


Kids have been reading Goosebump books by R.L and watching the stories play out on VHS  for years   Now, Goosebumps is making their DVD premiere and just in time for Halloween.

The first DVD I sat down to watch was The Blob That Ate Everyone which includes 3 movies all together.

* *   The Blob that Ate Everyone
12 year old Zach likes to write scary stories. He and his friends find an old typewriter and everything Zach writes suddenly starts happening.  Is the typewriter haunted?

* *   Piano Lessons Can Be Murder
When Jerry and his parents move into a new house, Jerry hears a piano playing, when he uncovers it, it is playing on it's own. A spirit appears behind him and disappears when his dad comes in.  During his first night he is woken by the playing piano. The ghost appears to him and tells him to stay away. His parents believe their only child has a vivid imagination.  They drop him off for piano lessons at Shreek School. The lessons are strange and the teacher odd. Once again Jerry is woken by the piano, this time the ghost tells him to stay away from Shreek School. Will his parents believe him? Is Jerry imagining things? Umm..

* *   My Hairiest Adventure
Larry and his band are practicing in an abandoned garage when they find a bottle of tanning cream. He puts it on and passes out. The doctor visits and he and his parents are told that he needs another shot of his allergy medicine.  Eventually Larry starts sprouting hair all over his hands and eventually his arms and legs.
His friends are disappearing and things are getting weird. Where are his friends? What is happening to Larry? What do his parents know? All will be revealed my friends.

The second DVD was called Go Eat Worms!

* *   Go Eat Worms
Todd loves worms. He raises them to run experiments on them. His room is covered in worm things and he says, "they don't feel anything, they are just stupid worms" as he cuts them open.
When worms appear in his lunch and in his bed he rethinks the worm thing but who is putting them there?
Eventually, Todd is done with worms and starts talking about fish and how they don't feel anything as he puts them on a hook....I think Todd better watch out.

* *   Bad Hare Day
Tim is a big fan of magic but he gets more than he bargained for when he steals a magicians trick bag. My favorite part of this movie was that Colin Mochrie was in it. I am a huge "Whose Line Is It Anyway" fan.

* *   Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes
Joe's dad loves tacky lawn ornaments but when he brings home two hideous lawn gnomes it gets spooky. I must be more creeped out by lawn gnomes than I thought. 

What I Can Tell You: The stories are good enough. Adults will not be blown away by the storylines, acting or budget for special effects but they are fun regardless.

I can see why the Goosebump stories are popular. They are safe enough for kids from 7-14. My daughter (5) came in and was "weirded out". Her words not mine. My son (7) on the other hand was playing his beloved Xbox and came in two times in 10 minutes than stayed and watched these 3 and the next 3 movies on the second DVD (review to come tomorrow). After I was done with my notes and headed out to cook dinner he took the DVDs to his room to watch them again. So, if that don't say something I don't know what does. Goosebump movies over Xbox! Shocked me.

For more information on the Goosebump movies and books head over to for games, and more. 

Disclaimer: I received this complimentary DVD from Fox Connect for my honest opinion.


  1. My son used to love Goosebumps, but I think he's outgrown it now.

  2. Anonymous12:01 PM

    Is sad to say but I never read any of the books. I know these books are really good,.


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