Goosebumps: Season 1, Episode 1

The Haunted Mask: Part 1 (27 Oct. 1995)

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A teenage girl, Carly Beth, wishes for a scarier mask to wear on Halloween and finds one at an old store. What she doesn't realize is that the mask itself is evil and has the power to take control of the wearer.

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Brenda Bazinet ...
Cody Jones ...
George Kinamis ...
Steve Boswell (as George Davis)
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Carly Beth Caldwell seems to be a target for nearly every joke played in her school. So one Halloween, Carly Beth decides to get revenge. She steals a new mask at a recently-opened store, in a off-limits room, much against the owner's consent. However, this scary new mask seems to be a little too scary, and Carly Beth is having trouble getting it off, leading her and her friend Sabrina to realize that the mask may have attached itself to Carly Beth's face. Written by Anonymous

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The original premiere of this episode and its VHS release include R.L. Stine as the episode's host. See more »

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The first time Carly Beth takes off the mask, it falls to the floor, but it suddenly jumps back up to her hands when she tosses it to Noah. See more »

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Carly Beth Caldwell: [Trying to take the mask off] The mask...it won't come off.
Sabrina: Really? Can't get it off?
Carly Beth Caldwell: It's like it's stuck to my skin.
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Green blood drips down the screen in ending credits of every episode. See more »

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Referenced in Goosebumps: A Shocker on Shock Street (1997) See more »

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Carly Beth is determined to stop being scared and start being scarier.
12 October 2012 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

The first in the Goosebumps series, based on the works of R. L. Stine, is an enjoyable tale that doesn't hold back when it comes to delivering scares aimed directly at kids. However, it IS a two-parter and the first part is mostly set up with some hinting at what's to come in part two.

Kathryn Long plays Carly Beth Caldwell, a young girl always being scared by some boys in her school because her reactions always raise a laugh. But she's fed up of being the one on the receiving end of the scares and this Halloween Carly Beth wants to get her own back.

Directed by Timothy Bond and written by a few folk who have managed to streamline the source material, this is a decent start to the TV show, even if all of the best stuff is in the second half. At least there isn't a feeling that everything is going to be handled with kid gloves. In fact, that worry goes out of the window as soon as we see Carly Beth about to take a bite out of a sandwich she doesn't realise has had some worms added to it.

Kathryn Long does okay, Colin Fox is suitably intriguing as the owner of a novelty store that houses a selection of masks and everyone does what is asked of them. The weakest person on screen is actually R. L. Stine, who introduces the episodes.

Not too bad although everything really pays off in part two.


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