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Though the idea of Thanksgiving has unfortunately morphed a bit in recent years, the commercialization of the holiday turning it from a day to relax and enjoy the company of your family into a day to skip out on your loved ones and stand in line for 5 hours in an attempt to get a Blu-ray player for $20, there’s one important aspect of Thanksgiving that should not be lost amidst the consumption of turkey and trampling of shoppers; being thankful.
No matter what it is you’re thankful for, Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful for something that has happened in the past year, whether it’s finding the love of your life or scoring yourself that aforementioned $20 Blu-ray player – here on FEARnet, we don’t judge. We’re just happy that you’re happy.
As 2013 rapidly comes to a close, I want to take a moment to shine »
- John Squires
Ryan Gosling celebrates his 33rd birthday on November 12. But the hot, heroic and famous movie star wasn't always the hunky piece of virile manhood that we know and lust after today. No, once upon a time, Ryan Gosling was nothing more than a teen actor, hoping to make it big in the tough world of television.
Do you think millions of girls watched this and had premonitions of future hotness?
Feature Carley Tauchert 7 Nov 2013 - 07:00
Carley's series looking back at 90s kids' TV continues with spooky Nickelodeon show, Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
“Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, I call this story…”
1990 was a pretty busy year, Margaret Thatcher resigned, Germany knocked down its wall, Arnold was kicking butt in Total Recall and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were completing world domination with their first feature film.
October of 1990 also saw the start of what would become one of the staples of the Nickelodeon line up for the next decade, the creepy and kooky Are You Afraid of the Dark?
What’s it About?
Are You Afraid of the Dark? follows a group of teens called The Midnight Society who meet every week in the woods to tell scary stories round a campfire. The stories told are more paranormal thriller then horror, some were based »
The witching hour is approaching fast, people, 'cause it's Halloween, and that means tonight the costumes will go on and once that spiked apple cider starts flowing, all inhibitions will probably soar right out the door. Will it be a treat? That totally depends.
'Til night falls, though, how about a little holiday-themed movie-to-book trickery to tide even your spookiest inner demons over?
You remember "Goosebumps," don't you? They were those boo-tastic little novels from the early '90s that had you convinced your pet bunny was really a vampire or that up in the attic hid a haunted mask that would take over your face. Adorable stuff, really.
And now, thanks to these fantastic mash-ups of some of cinema's »
- Amanda Bell
R.L. Stine’s children’s horror novel series, Goosebumps, was the perfect bedtime read for many teens growing up during the 90′s. A Tumblr blogger has combined his love for Goosebumps and horror movies, both old and new, to create a series of original book covers entitled ‘If It Were Stine’:
“Whether it was the dripping neon slime, the terrifyingly gaudy cover illustrations or the sheer spine-tingling horror of the stories themselves- there’s no doubt that R. L. Stine’s classic series has shaped a generation of horror lovers. So what happens when the two worlds of horror collide? When the terror of The Exorcist or The Blair Witch Project meets the bad puns and outrageous titles of our beloved book series?…That’s where I come in. I hope you enjoy my blog.”
‘If It Were Stine’ is the work of Theodore Holmstead-Scott, the founder and cover designer from New Zealand, »
- Jemma George
Many of us have grown up with the young adult horror fiction of R.L. Stine and his Goosebumps series, which serves as the perfect set of genre training wheels for us horror fans with kids. But what if Stine had penned some of horror's most visceral content?
That's exactly what the blog If It Were Stine has done, going so far as to create Stine-like covers and Goosebumpy titles for such classics as Suspiria, Halloween, Friday the 13th, The Cabin in the Woods, Carrie, Fright Night, Videodrome and more! Check out a gallery of them below, and don't forget to hit up the link for even more hilarity!
Seriously... great stuff here! Good on the creator! Now if only these actually existed. I'd pay for Stine remakes. Can't be worse than Platinum Dunes, right?
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- Uncle Creepy
Inside, check out some of my favorites which include Halloween III: Season of the Witch ("Night of the Pumpkin"), Videodrome ("Television Trauma"), Phantasm ("Mayhem at the Mortuary"), Cabin in the Woods ("Mayhem at the Monster Menagerie"), Fright Night ("My Neighbor is a Vampire") and Carrie ("The Girl With the Cast Iron Stare").
The artist uses the Goosebumps cover templates and creates stunning front and back covers, complete with re-imagined titles and a plot description on the back. How can I own these? I want. Head to the blog for other titles like Friday the 13th, Dark Night of the Scarecrow and more.
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Viewer beware, you're in for an awesome treat! This guy does an awesome cover of the theme song to Goosebumps and does it as well as any metal musician could. Recently, I started rewatching the show on Netflix just to remember the terror R.L. Stine put me through in my childhood. While the books are far better in some cases, the show holds up pretty well on its own. Man, I really feel like I need to find one of those "Choose Your Own Adventure" books he used to write just to work off all this nostalgia I have. »
- Mick Joest
Though I was born in the 1980s, I spent the majority of my childhood in the 90s. Like most kids, I looked at reading as a homework assignment rather than a hobby. But then I was introduced to R.L. Stine and his line of books bearing the title Goosebumps. Suddenly, I couldn't get enough. Reading very much became a hobby for me, and wouldn't ya know it... I finally found something I wanted to read, and my teachers didn't want me reading it. Oh, the irony!
Like many horror fans who grew up in the 90s, I have to credit the Goosebumps books with ushering me into a lifelong love of horror films. They provided a safe yet spooky way for a youngster to get his horror fix, and they more than satiated my appetite for blood and monsters - until I was old enough to move on to the real stuff. »
- John Squires
I used to like Jack Black as an actor, but most of the stuff he's involved with recently has been kind of crappy. He also just doesn't seem as funny as he used to be. The actor is currently in negotiations to join the big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine’s kid's horror book series, Goosebumps.
According to The Wrap, if Black is cast he "would play a Stine-like author whose scary characters literally leap off the page, forcing him to hide from his own creepy creations."
That's the first bit of plot information that we've seen for the movie so far. I hope it turns out to be good. I think there's a lot of potential, I'm just not too thrilled about the people »
- Joey Paur
Fast &Furious 7: Vin Diesel, who is prone to sharing with his millions of fans, continues that tradition with the first behind-the-scenes photo from Fast & Furious 7. Diesel looks sharp, as usual, while Paul Walker appears a bit downcast. Under the direction of James Wan, whose horror sequel Insidious: Chapter 2 claimed the box office crown over the weekend, Fast & Furious 7 will roar into theaters on July 11, 2014. [Vin Diesel's Facebook Page] Goosebumps: Jack Black is trying to raise Goosebumps. He is in negotations to star in a big-screen adaptation of R.L. Stine's best-selling series of chidren's books. Reportedly, "Black would play a Stine-like author whose scary characters literally leap off the page, forcing him to hide from his own creepy...
- Peter Martin
The School of Rock star is in line for the adaptation of Rl Stine's popular children's horror series, reports The Wrap.
Rob Letterman will direct the movie.
It is unknown which of Stine's stories will be adapted for the movie.
R.L. Stine’s family-friendly horror book series Goosebumps has been drifting through development limbo since Sony snapped them up in 2008. Despite the source material’s ongoing popularity, the film version never quite seems to have materialised. That appears to be changing, however, with news that Jack Black is in talks to star.According to The Wrap, Black is eyeing the role of a Stine-style author who is terrified when his horror creations literally leap off the page and spook him. If he does make a deal, it’ll reunite him with Shark Tale and (whisper it) Gulliver’s Travels director Rob Letterman, which suggests a lot of CG beasties could be coming our way.Though the books are beaten only by the Harry Potter series in sales, Goosebumps has taken a long time to coalesce. Writers such as 1408’s Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander and Disturbia’s Carl Ellsworth have taken a crack, »
According to The Wrap, Jack Black will re-team with his Gulliver's Travels director Rob Letterman for a live action take R.L. Stine's Goosebumps -- the second most popular book franchise in the world, spawning a tv series, video games and comic books along the way. The site report that Black would play a "Stine-like author whose scary characters literally leap off the page, forcing him to hide from his own creepy creations." All sounds very Night At The Museum...what do you fans of the books think about this take? Sony execs Hannah Minghella and Elizabeth Cantillon will oversee the “Goosebumps” movie for the studio. »
Black would play a Stine-like author whose scary characters literally leap off the page, forcing him to hide from his own creations.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
That title isn’t me trying to be offensive. It is in fact the latest news concerning a cinematic adaptation of the popular R.L. Stine books.It’s been a long time coming, but recent months have really seen the project move forward. Jack Black, mostly known for comedic roles, has been mentioned as circling the project which is to be diected by Rob Letterman. Black and Letterman have worked together on A Shark’S Tale and Gulliver’s Travels, which doesn;t exactly instill any form of confidence in this big screen version of Goosebumps.
It sounds as though the film will be taking a comedic look at the franchise, and although the books and subsequent TV series were never the most terrifying examples of horror, they weren’t comedies. I’m a big fan of the books, as I enjoy their simplistic narrative approach in which every chapter ends in a cliffhanger. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
One of the things I remember most about my childhood of the 90s was reading all of the Goosebumps books I could get my hands on. This was at a time when they were the hottest thing in town, even going so far as to spawn a decent TV show that lasted four seasons. Sure, they were incredibly silly books, but boy were they entertaining for a kid to read.
For a long time, there’s been talk of bringing R.L. Stine’s infamous series to the big screen. Earlier this year, we even got word that director Rob Letterman has signed up to direct the feature. Now, according to First Showing, the film may have found its star in none other than Jack Black. Black, who’s been on a bit of a hiatus for the past two years, is currently in talks to play an author whose characters come to life. »
- Jeff Beck
Jack Black is in negotiations to star in the gestating Goosebumps adaptation. If a deal is finalized, the actor will reunite with his Gulliver's Travels and Shark Tale director Rob Letterman, who signed on to direct in March.
Darren Lemke wrote the most recent draft of the script, which was previously worked on by Carl Ellsworth (Disturbia) and Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Monopoly). Neal H. Moritz is producing alongside Deborah Forte from Scholastic Entertainment, which publishes the books. No production schedule was given.
Many children of the 1990s were introduced to the tropes for old-fashioned scary storytelling – several of which are featured in the recent popular James Wan supernatural horror films Insidious and The Conjuring (as well as the less-beloved Dead Silence) – by author R.L. Stine through his Goosebumps book series. The stories would pit one or more different underage main characters against a colorful assortment of monsters and creatures – some being more comical than others (Monster Blood-fueled giant hamsters!).
The anthology format of Stine’s children’s literature is a natural fit for the television medium (a Goosebumps TV series aired from 1995-1998), yet the challenge of putting together a cinematic adaptation has so far proven ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Director Rob Letterman (Gulliver's Travels, Monsters vs. Aliens) has been attached to bring R.L. Stine's Goosebumps book series to the big screen since this past spring, and now he might have found his star in one of his past films. The Wrap has word that Jack Black is currently in talks to join the Sony Pictures project. This will mark the second time Letterman has worked with Black since they also made the animted Shark Tale together. Now we have some story details too as Black would play an author like Stine himself whose characters literally leap off the pages he's writing, forcing him to hide from the terrors. Read on! That doesn't really sound like any of the books in the original 62 titles published years ago, though it sounds like it has loose ties to my favorite book Attack of the Mutant where a comic book villain is »
- Ethan Anderton
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