If you've raised kids in the last 15 years or so, you've probably taken a trip or two into the scary (but not overwhelmingly so) mind of the writer R.L. Stine.
Stine's "Goosebumps" series is a collection of ghost and horror stories for young children. Since Stine published the first "Goosebumps" in 1992, it's become the first book series many parents purchase for their kids. Now "Goosebumps" is set for the silver screen, with Jack Black starring and a March 2016 release date.
Black, beloved by young audiences for his performances in “School of Rock,” “
The film will co-star
Stine published 62 books in the series between 1992 and 1997, beginning with "Welcome to Dead House." At one point in the 1990s, Stine's monthly sales were in the millions. The books were of less-than-stellar literary quality, however, and many parents considered them too graphic. "Goosebumps" was, for a time, the book that parents most often requested be removed from public libraries.
"Goosebumps" was also adapted into a short-lived television series in the late 1990s.