Goosebumps: Season 1, Episode 4

The Girl Who Cried Monster (11 Nov. 1995)

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Lucy is obsessed with monster stories, telling so many that her family and friends are getting sick of it, especially her brother Randy. So her mom tells her goes to the library to fill up ... See full summary »

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Lucy is obsessed with monster stories, telling so many that her family and friends are getting sick of it, especially her brother Randy. So her mom tells her goes to the library to fill up her time during summer with her friend, Aaron. Lucy finds the librarian, Mr. Mortman somewhat eccentric. But she cannot quite put the finger on it... Written by Anonymous

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This television episode, along with The Cuckoo Clock of Doom, on their original premieres, had a special opening theme in which there was a ten-second remix when R.L. Stine is walking through the grass with the briefcase. When the G passes the dog, that part of the music is played with a different instrument. There were also different scenes from the television show, when the door opened. See more »

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[after Mr. Mortman was eaten alive, the paretn still have sharp teeth]
Mr. Dark: [Lucy and Randy] Now, listen, both of you. You can never EVER let anyone know that we are monsters.
Lucy Dark: We know that.
Mrs. Dark: And we can't have any monsters in town either.
Mr. Dark: And do you know why?
Lucy Dark: Because they might tell other people about us.
[Mr. and Mrs. Dark's teeth revert to normal]
Randy Dark: And they'd be frightened, and they'd chase us away.
Mr. Dark: Or worse...
[Mr. Dark sprays Mrs. Dark's mouth with mint]
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Lucy finds that her local library has booked itself a monster.
28 November 2012 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

Lucy (Deborah Scorsone) is obsessed with monsters. She can't stop scaring her little brother (Brandon Bone) with tales of imaginary monsters and she keeps getting told off for it. So perhaps she has brought it all upon herself when she finally sees a real monster and nobody believes her. It's especially hard to convince people that the monster is librarian Mr. Mortman (Eugene Lipinski).

Charles Lazer adapts the R. L. Stine novel this time and John Bell is back in the director's chair for another fun episode that mixes some real fear and tension with a light touch that enables the kids to be scared in an entertaining way rather than a traumatising one.

The acting is fine, I suppose, considering that this is aimed at the younger family members and there are some good special effects shown throughout. In fact, the second half of the episode is enjoyably dark and surprisingly nasty so if you have any children of a sensitive nature then it may be worth considering whether or not they can enjoy the Goosebumps tales for the fun frights that they are.

With a fun twist in the tale to top it all off, this is a perfect spooky show for little boils and ghouls.


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