Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Book-to-Film: Goosebumps by R.L. Stine

Who knew that children's horror would be such a huge genre?  Goosebumps ruled children's lit in the mid 90s.  I remember reading a few of these when I was a kid, and being simultaneously exhilarated and freaked out at the same time.  Now, titles like "The Cuckoo Clock of Doom" just make me laugh, but as a kid it gave me, well, goosebumps.
A Goosebumps movie has been sort of in the works for some time (and has had a brief stint as a TV series - currently on Netflix) but it looks like a film might actually happen now.  Jack Black is in talks to star as "an R.L. Stine-esque writer, whose literary creations start coming to life in read and frightening ways."  Rob Letterman (of Monsters vs. Aliens) is set to direct, and Neal H. Moritz (of The Fast & the Furious franchise) is producing.  If you're curious about the project, you can Twitter-stalk R.L. Stine for updates.
It's too soon in the project to have a release date, too soon to even know for sure if there ever will be a release date.  If/When one gets released, I'll let you know when I find out.  Read the full article where I found out about this information here.
This seems like the kind of project that could go REALLY WRONG.  But maybe not.  We'll see.  Horror isn't really my thing, but as with any book-to-film adaptation, I'm curious.


  1. Crazy business Bel. Who knew Goosebumps would make it that far??

    1. Seriously. I'm skeptical about the whole project, but I'd have to see the trailer before confirming my fears. We'll see.


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