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Interview: How A Fan Contest Helped Shape A Sequel To The Most Controversial Fear Street Book

Perhaps the most infamous entry in the Fear Street franchise is The Best Friend, a story of gaslighting and manipulation many refer to as “Single White Female on Fear Street.” Fans hated t...

Sometimes Slime DOES Pay

Last year, I reached out and interviewed Jim Smylie about his participation in a Goosebumps title contest held in 1994. Jim won with his title “Slime Doesn’t Pay,” and was told it wo...

Covering Ghosts of Fear Street with Mark Garro

High profile artist Mark Garro is known in the YA horror community for being one of the cover artists who worked on Ghosts of Fear Street. Alongside Broeck Steadman, John Youssi, Jim Ludtke, Happy Boy...

Goosebumps

These Christmas Tales Will Give You ‘Goosebumps’

Christmas horror can be a tricky thing to pull off. The most common trope seems to be evil Santa stories. While Fear Street had a plethora of holiday-themed novels, Goosebumps mostly avoided Chri...

Fear Street

A Fear Street Halloween [Looking Back on Every Series Installment Set During The Spooky Season]

Last year, I talked about how Halloween is explored in R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps, and how the Christmas season is celebrated in Stine’s Fear Street novels. This year, let’s take a look...

Fear Hall

Revisiting the Forgotten ‘Fear Street’ Spinoff ‘Series, ‘Fear Hall’

Sometimes one reads a story, and it it makes little to no impact. But when given a second chance, something clicks and it ends up becoming a beloved favorite. That was the case with me and my copies o...

Six Spooky Reads Perfect for the Burgeoning Horror Fan

It’s the time of year to not only watch the great horror classics, but read them as well. Every Fall, you’ll see people dusting off the Stephen King titles they love to revisit or still haven’t gotten...

Unearthing Four Goosebumps Stories That Time Forgot!

For decades, fans have been aware of a failed attempt to create an American version of the popular anime Sailor Moon. All that existed was a pilot, blending animation and live-action, created by a gro...

Unearthing a Goosebumps Story Lost to Time [Exclusive]

During its original publication run in the 1990s, there were several Goosebumps short story contests. The Goosebumps Wiki and archived news articles reported Braden Thomas Gardner of Lacona, Iowa, won...