THE HORROR AT CAMP JELLYJAM

THE HORROR AT CAMP JELLYJAM

Goosebumps #33: The Horror at Camp Jellyjam   Spoiler-Free Review The Horror at Camp Jellyjam contained all of the elements I crave in a Goosebumps book. It wasn’t afraid to go big and get weird. The book opens with Wendy and her brother Evan arriving at the camp...
THE BARKING GHOST

THE BARKING GHOST

Goosebumps #32: The Barking Ghost   Spoiler-Free Review I had heard The Barking Ghost was one of R.L. Stine’s least favorite Goosebumps books, and I can see why. The first act of the story showed a lot of potential and was setting things up nicely. So much so...
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DUMMY II

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DUMMY II

Goosebumps #31: Night of the Living Dummy   Spoiler-Free Review Night of the Living Dummy II is a huge improvement on the original book, which is fondly remembered by many as being better than it actually is. This isn’t quite the Terminator 2 or Empire Strikes...
IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SINK

IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SINK

Goosebumps #30: It Came From Beneath the Sink   Spoiler-Free Review It Came From Beneath the Sink has a great title, a solid concept, and a unique monster. Unfortunately, it never managed to raise the stakes high enough for any of that to really matter. The...
MONSTER BLOOD III

MONSTER BLOOD III

Goosebumps #29: Monster Blood III   Spoiler-Free Review Monster Blood III is the sort of sequel you get when you start with a shoddy concept and then stretch it beyond any reasonable length. The Monster Blood books boast more sequels than any other in the...
THE CUCKOO CLOCK OF DOOM

THE CUCKOO CLOCK OF DOOM

Goosebumps #28: The Cuckoo Clock of Doom   Spoiler-Free Review The Cuckoo Clock of Doom holds the distinction of being one of the sillier Goosebumps books, and yet it pulls off one of the darkest endings in the series that I’ve read so far. I was reminded of...