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13 Goosebumps Books That Gave All '90s Kids Insane Nightmares

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13 Goosebumps Books That Gave All '90s Kids Insane Nightmares
The entire 62-book Goosebumps series marked an important part of our childhoods: the excited feeling of being just a little bit terrified. Whether the books still send a shiver down your spine, creep you out even more as an adult, or just straight-up provide you with the nostalgia of your youth, take a peek at our picks for scariest Goosebumps books. From Welcome to Dead House, the first of the series, to The Ghost Next Door, the saddest of the series, to The Haunted Mask, one of the classics of the series, the novels ahead will be sure to give you a scare - and twist endings like no other. Reader beware . . .
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Time to Get Spooky! Check Out Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween Schedule

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For Halloween-lovers, the most wonderful month of the year - October! - is coming up. To get you even more amped, Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween schedule has finally arrived! The network bumped up its spooky and spectacular lineup from 13 days to a whopping 31 last year, and has done the same in 2019. The list includes seasonal favorites like The Addams Family, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Monster House. As usual, there are a few other choices in the mix, and the whole thing concludes with a Hocus Pocus marathon! Pour yourself some cider, set your DVR, and be ready to get cozy.

Related: You Can't Call Yourself a Horror Movie Buff Until You've Seen These 27 Classics Tuesday, Oct. 1

12:30 p.m. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

3:00 p.m. Monster House

5:05 p.m. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

6:45 p.m. Disney Pixar's Monster's Inc.

8:50 p.
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Watch the First Episode of Nickelodeon’s New Are You Afraid Of The Dark? Online for Free

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"Submitted for the approval of The Midnight Society..." If those words send a nostalgic chill down your spine, then you're likely dying to watch Nickelodeon's limited series resurrection of Are You Afraid of the Dark? Thankfully, the wait is now over, as you can watch the first episode in its eerie entirety online for free.

The first episode of the new Are You Afraid of the Dark? limited series has been uploaded on the official NickRewind channel, and you can watch it below before the other two episodes premiere on October 18th and 25th, respectively.

The horror springboard for a generation of genre fans who grew up in the ’90s, Are You Afraid of the Dark? originally aired on Nickelodeon from 1992–1996 (after premiering in Canada in 1990) before being revived for new episodes in 1999–2000.

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on the return of Are You Afraid of the Dark?
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Gemini Man Review: Will Smith Movie Better Off Left in Past

Will Smith faces his younger self in Gemini Man, but it is a literal '90s high-concept that's dead-on-arrival in this high frame rate mess.

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While watching Gemini Man, I was taken back to the ‘90s, although not necessarily for the reasons you think. Sure, the movie stars one of that decade’s biggest names, and it’s definitely based on a relic from a pitch meeting of that era, but the real nostalgia here is for the point-and-click puzzlers it so eerily resembles with its deadly photography.

If you’re too young to have been blessed with classics like The 7th Guest or Tim Curry’s Frankenstein game, back in the day they hired Hollywood talent to act before blue screens that would be filled out with digital photographs of real sets. The characters were real, their conversations had conviction, but they were doomed by uncanny valley visuals and stilted presentation.
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11 Shows From the '90s and Early '00s That Scared the Crap Out of You

11 Shows From the '90s and Early '00s That Scared the Crap Out of You
Unless they're sneaking peeks at American Horror Story, kids today don't even know how creepy TV can be. Growing up in the '90s, we were constantly scaring the sh*t out of ourselves on Saturday mornings with shows like Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps. It's a wonder we ever got a wink of sleep with all the terrifying stories about haunted masks getting stuck to our faces and stuff. While those two shows are undoubtedly the crown jewels of the creepy kids' shows, there are several more that you may have forgotten about. Allow me to take you on a journey - one you will most certainly regret while tucking yourself in tonight.

Related: 16 Iconic '90s Horror Movies That Still Hold Up
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13 Halloween TV Specials From the '90s That Scared (and Scarred) Us

13 Halloween TV Specials From the '90s That Scared (and Scarred) Us
Terrifying TV shows might be en vogue right now, but we're convinced they wouldn't be half as good as they are if Halloween TV specials from the '90s didn't pave the way. Ok, Ok - that might be pushing it. But there's something about reminiscing about those sometimes-scary, sometimes-funny, sometimes-bizarre hours of television that always leaves us with a craving for candy corn. From Goosebumps to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, we've rounded up our favorites, but if you're in the mood for a real scare, check out the best horror movies streaming on Netflix this month.

Related: 13 Guilty-Pleasure Horror Movies We Can't Help but Love
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Splash Entertainment Brings Shows to Kidoodle.TV in New Partnership (Exclusive)

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Splash Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based studio focused on kid’s programming, has reached a licensing agreement with Kidoodle.TV, an ad-supported streaming service dedicated to children, the two companies shared on Tuesday morning.

As part of the agreement, Splash will license six of its shows to Kidoodle. The studio — which has created series like “Kulipari” for Netflix, along with dozens of other programs — will have the following shows debut on Kidoodle this month: “Chloe’s Closet,” “Dive Olly Dive,” “I Got a Rocket,” “Hero 108,” “Pet Alien” and “ToddWorld.” Terms of the partnership were not disclosed.

The deal will help Splash’s shows reach an international audience on Kidoodle, which claims as part of its mission statement it wants to “make the internet safe for kids.” The streaming service, based in Calgary, Canada, hand-picks its shows to make sure they’re suitable for kids.

Also Read: YouTube to Pay Record $170 Million
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5 Episodes Of Tales From The Crypt That Are Truly Scary (& 5 That Are Just Lame)

With its deft combination of psychological suspense, gore, and humor, Tales from the Crypt will be remembered as one of the greatest horror anthology series of recent decades. Occupying a strange space between The Twilight Zone and Goosebumps, it premiered on HBO in 1989 and presented episodic vignettes covering everything from serial killers and schizophrenic socialites to maniacal mothers and violent ventriloquists.

Related: 5 Best And Worst Episodes Of Tales From The Crypt (According to IMDb)

Every episode was introduced with ghoulish puns by the Crypt Keeper, a holdover from the run of EC Comics in the '50s that featured several of the series' plots. Not all of the episodes were lifted straight out of the comics, and many were written by some of film and television's most creative minds. Directors like Robert Zemeckis would often direct episodes, making them feel almost cinematic. Not all episodes were of the same caliber,
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Ryan Gosling's 10 Most Iconic Roles, Ranked

Though Ryan Gosling is only 38 years old, he has already cemented himself as one of the world's finest actors.

Starting out his career on The Mickey Mouse Club in the '90s, Gosling was immersed in the world of entertainment from a young age. Not long after that, he took on more roles in family shows and films including Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps.

The early 2000s saw Gosling make a shift into indie films, and eventually, he broke out in a little 2004 film called The Notebook — but let's not get ahead of ourselves just yet. Since then, Gosling has taken on leading roles in all sorts of genres from romcoms to musicals to dramas, and even sci-fi adventures.

Though Gosling is yet to become an Academy Award winner, he's already received a handful of nominations. While we'll have to wait a little longer for him to
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5 Best And Worst Episodes Of Goosebumps (According To IMDb)

R.L. Stine published his first Goosebumps book titled Welcome to Dead House in 1992. Three years later after publishing more than 30 books in the original series of books, a TV show based on his stories came on the air. The show was distributed by 20th Television and ran for a total of four seasons and over 70 episodes.

Related: Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween's Easter Egg Guide

The series adapted several books from Stine’s original series, while also making episodes based on a few of the books from the Tales to Give You Goosebumps and Goosebumps Series 2000 collections. The series was generally-well-received during its run between 1995 to 1998, with an average score on IMDb of 7.7 out of 10. Here are the 5 best and worst episodes of Goosebumps, according to IMDb.
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5 Best And Worst Episodes Of Tales From The Crypt (According to IMDb)

Tales from the Crypt first came to HBO back in 1989. The series ran for a total of seven seasons, all of which were introduced by the Crypt Keeper. Tales from the Crypt was an anthology horror series much like Goosebumps or Tales from the Darkside, that told a different chilling tale each week.

Related: 10 Best Episodes Of Goosebumps, Ranked

Most of the episodes were adaptations of the 1950s EC Comics, but not all of the episodes were well-received by fans. The series ended in 1996 after 93 episodes, resulting in an average IMDb score of 8.0 out of 10. How were individual episodes received on the site, though? Here are the best and worst installments of the show, by IMDb ranking.
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Documentary Scary Stories on DVD

Scary Stories, the highly anticipated documentary about Alvin Schwartz’ iconic Scary Stories to Tell in the Darkbook series, will be released on DVD July 16 via Wild Eye Releasing.

Now you can win the Win the DVD of Scary Stories. We Are Movie Geeks has two copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment below telling us what your favorite scary movie is. (mine’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). It’s so easy!

1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. No P.O. Boxes. No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winner Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries.

Explore the history of one of the most controversial works of modern children’s literature: The best selling teen classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which scared a generation of young readers and became one of the most banned books of modern times.
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Time to Get Spooky! Check Out Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween Schedule

For Halloween-lovers, the most wonderful month of the year - October! - is coming up. To get you even more amped, Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween schedule has finally arrived! The network bumped up its spooky and spectacular lineup from 13 days to a whopping 31 last year, and has done the same in 2019. The list includes seasonal favorites like The Addams Family, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Monster House. As usual, there are a few other choices in the mix, and the whole thing concludes with a Hocus Pocus marathon! Pour yourself some cider, set your DVR, and be ready to get cozy.

Related: You Can't Call Yourself a Horror Movie Buff Until You've Seen These 27 Classics Tuesday, Oct. 1

12:30 p.m. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

3:00 p.m. Monster House

5:05 p.m. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

6:45 p.m. Disney Pixar's Monster's Inc.

8:50 p.
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‘Rabid’ Review: Dirs. The Soska Sisters [Frightfest 2019]

Rabid review: Jen and Sylvia Soska return to Frightfest with their take on David Cronenberg’s Rabid.

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Rabid, itself a remake, opens with a fashion designer talking about trends and remaking things that have gone before. ‘Why do we keep remaking old trends?’ he asks, ‘How are we breathing new life into the old? Are we adding something new?’ These are all questions that fans of David Cronenberg’s original, as well as those irked by Hollywood’s insistence on remaking everything, will have asked themselves. With this scene, The Soska Sisters are shining a light on themselves and the film, and in doing so are opening themselves up to this line of questioning. Fortunately, this version of the film breathes in new life with a modern shift into the image-obsessed world of fashion and adds plenty of freshness whilst still being respectful to what audiences have seen before.
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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark review – horror-comic summer special

Guillermo del Toro is one of the gurus of gore contributing to this sometimes icky Ya-leaning horror compendium

Directed by Trollhunter’s André Øvredal, with script contributions from Guillermo del Toro and Saw graduates Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, this young adult-leaning horror compendium proves a mixed bag over the long haul, but its best segments offer an upgrade on those Goosebumps movies: more rigorously self-referential in their storytelling, with an appreciable edge that lands the whole with a 15 certificate.It feels like a film made to be snuck into.

Del Toro’s influence can be most keenly felt in the careful setting-up of its world: an American Everytown – dateline: 1968 – that is anything but a nostalgic haven, beset as it is with oddly zomboid bullies, lopsided families and unaddressed traumas, not to mention Richard Nixon on TV each night, rallying his base. What goes on there digests several decades of small-town horror activity,
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Movie Review – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, 2019.

Directed by André Øvredal.

Starring Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Zajur, Austin Abrams, Gabriel Rush, Natalie Ganzhorn, Dean Norris and Javier Botet.

Synopsis:

A group of teenagers are pursued by various supernatural beasties when they uncover an old book from a haunted house.

The importance of gateway horror for young audience cannot be overstated. Illicit viewing of terrifying and entirely age-inappropriate material was a childhood rite of passage for just about anyone with a penchant for scares in their adult days. Whether it’s a secretly borrowed DVD of a gory classic or the dog-eared pages of a Stephen King novel, the first taste of that forbidden fruit is always the most flavoursome. It’s for that reason that horror movies actually made for a younger audience are of vital importance, whether it’s the recent Jack Black double-whammy of Goosebumps and The House With a Clock In Its Walls
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‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Review

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Stars: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn, Austin Abrams, Kathleen Pollard | Written by Guillermo del Toro, Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman | Directed by André Øvredal

André Øvredal’s film is the adaption of writer Alvin Schwartz’ novel(s) of the same name. A series that is a cross between Goosebumps and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark aimed primarily at Ya audiences, but does not shy away from the horror. The influences and intention of what the film wants to build are on the surface intriguing; however, the final product is an underwhelming exploit that flounders all its potential with a bumbling and underwhelming execution of tension and atmosphere.

The influence of Andy Muschietti’s 2017 blockbuster horror hit It has changed the face of horror in the mainstream forever. Such an influence has never been more evident in the Guillermo del Toro written,
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Listen to the Corpse Club Discuss Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark and Halloween Prep on a New Episode of Daily Dead’s Podcast

We dare to crack open Sarah Bellows' book and discuss all things Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (as well as preparations for the Halloween season) on a new episode of Corpse Club!

Banned by some libraries, defended by others, and sought after by children and adults alike, Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books (featuring eerie artwork by Stephen Gammell) have left a bone-chilling mark on generations of readers, and to celebrate the release of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie, we discuss both the adaptation and its source material on this episode of Corpse Club!

Listen as Tamika Jones, Derek Anderson, and Jonathan James share their fondest (and most haunting) memories of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books, including their favorite stories, Gammell's delightfully twisted artwork, and how the books, along with R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series,
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Why ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ Deserves to Be This Summer’s Indie Breakout

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Why ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ Deserves to Be This Summer’s Indie Breakout
Jillian Bell is a comedic force who steals scenes with a delivery that slides effortlessly between perky and profane. She’s been an unlikely drug dealer in “22 Jump Street,” a shrewd pimp in “Office Christmas Party,” even an aunt who gets attacked by a vampire poodle in “Goosebumps.” What she’s never played, however, is the lead role.

“A lot of times my character comes in, says something funny and then roots on the leading woman before leaving after talking about her cats or something,” says Bell.

Those days of appearing as the best friend or the quirky neighbor changed with “Brittany Runs a Marathon,” an inspirational comedy about a twentysomething woman who turns her life around when she decides to give up a hard-partying lifestyle and start training. The little indie electrified the Sundance Film Festival, winning the audience award and igniting a bidding war that culminated in
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The Cast of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Is Ready to Scare the Sh*t Out of You

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The Cast of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Is Ready to Scare the Sh*t Out of You
If you think R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series is terrifying, you're lucky you never stumbled upon Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The three-book series achieved cult status thanks to its macabre tales of horror and violent accompanying illustrations (which were provided by Stephen Gammell), and now, it's coming back to haunt us as a film produced by The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro. Check out the cast of the film, ahead!

Related: Remember That Freaky Book That Terrified You as a Kid? It's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
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