If you were raised during the 1990′s the name R.L. Stine brings back many memories — terrifying memories. He’s the author behind the contemporary horror book series Goosebumps, that features terrifying stories centering on children, monsters, ghosts, and goblins. According to THR, Columbia has plans to bring one (or more) of his stories to the big screen in a feature adaptation of the series.
The trade confirms that Disturbia screenwriter Carl Ellsworth will pen the script for Goosebumps with Neal Moritz and Deborah Forte of Scholastic Entertainment producing. Are we the only ones who feel old? When was the last time you heard the name Scholastic Entertainment? It’s been a while. Columbia picked up film rights to the series in May 2008 and is looking at a family-driven potential franchise.
Over the years, Goosebumps has sold over 300 million copies worldwide and has spawned plenty of spin-off series, video games, and even a TV show. A lot of young actors got their start on the Goosebumps series including Hayden Christensen, Laura Vandervoort, Shawn Roberts, Kyle Labine, and we’re pretty sure Adam West was on an episode or two just for the hell of it.
Our favorite books from the series were “The Haunted Mask” and “Stay Out of The Basement.” If you haven’t been exposed to any of Stine’s works, they’re amazing. They were children’s books but terrifying and a lot better than the material being thrown at kids today.
What do you think of Columbia making a Goosebumps movie? Will you go see it?